CP/M on an Apple II ?
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Sat Oct 8 08:45:47 CDT 2005
>Subject: Re: CP/M on an Apple II ?
> From: jim stephens <jwstephens at msm.umr.edu>
> Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2005 03:19:11 -0700
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>Brent Hilpert wrote:
>>the dead guy's ancient
>> So somebody either confirm my pedanticism or
>>show me up as the ignorant one: nobody ever bothered to rewrite CP/M (which to
>>my understanding was all targeted to Intel procs) for the Apple II did they?
>>... maybe the scriptwriting 'computing consultant' figured it would be a good
>>inside joke, ... maybe it's somebody on this list!
>There of course the card made for the apple ][ which booted and ran
>cpm. I think there was (is)
>an equivalent for the 2/e.
There were a number of Z80 cards for the Apple ][ for the purpose of
running cpm and compatable apps.
>actually this version is not that uncommon. main problem was getting
>data from other cpm's of the
>time (early 80's) to this system. If you ran it w/o 80 column support,
>the 40 column video of the apple 2 was very annoying.
There was also an 80 column card and with a serial card there were two
simple problems to move data from other CP/M systems (UP and DOWN).
>I would assume there would be dbase or some spreadsheet program he could
>be using to keep
>data. Also the 5 1/4 disks would be much better than the original cpm
>8" for a traveler.
Dbase was available for Apple as both native (6502) and CP/M (8080/z80)
along with multiplan.
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