CP/M archive to image 8" CP/M floppies
cclist at sydex.com
Sat Sep 17 15:03:50 CDT 2005
On 9/17/2005, Barry Watzman wrote:
>Since I'm not aware of any CP/M programs that did copy protection or any
>other type of manipulation that would require an exact disk image, I don't
>really see the drawback of this approach.
Excellent point! Since the CP/M world was so fragmented among hardware vendors, manufacturers wanting to protect their software simply tied it to a specific host hardware (e.g., SuperCalc 2 special trade-up edition for the Osborne). There may possibly be an exception for one of the very common platforms, such as TRS-80, but I'm not aware of one.
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