Re: Video Card Update and VDC emulation
Date: 2001-05-02 02:23:53

On Tue, 1 May 2001, Professor Dredd wrote:

> Hiya Frank,
> --- Frank Kontros <> wrote:
> > I think
> > Z80 and CP/M can be ignored w/o problems for most C=
> > users.
> > 
> > Frank
> Agree, wholeheartedly! I have never, nor do I ever
> hope to boot CP/M on any computer. While the venerable
> Z-80 was a fine processor and stood on its own merits
> with a large following of its own, it just wasn't as
> fun as the 6502. The only thing about it that's worth
> remembering is this:
> CP/M is the program that MicroSoft stole to release as DOS

I dont wanna burst your bubble, but Microsoft actually bought a system
called QDOS, written by come guy in seattle.  While it was vaguely based on
cp/m, it was available on the 8086/8088 before CP/M-86 was released.  They
then renamed it and released it as DOS 1.0

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