- Wikipedia entries are usually at least 80% accurate. :)Another newbie question, but what is CP/M? I know it is an operating
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system, but what are its origins?
- well...I reckon I can't really say there youngin'. LOL
LOL. It was what was hip before MS/PC-DOS, at least
that can be said. Generally ran on 8085's or Z80
chips. The 8088 is what was used in the IBM PC. It had
2 modes of operation - MIN and MAX. It was set shortly
after power on. In MINimum mode, it was essentially an
8085, with 64k of ram I guess. There was also
something called cp/m-86, which was...you guessed it,
cp/m for 8088/86's.
I spoke to a dame the other day. She asked me a
peculiar question. It was kind of a sketchy thing, but
she wanted help remembering "a program" that was sort
of hanging out there in those days, and supposedly
Olivetti commandeered it or something - kind of what
Stallman and Torvalds wanted to avoid when they
created/adopted the GPL. She was like "was it
cp/m...dur, don't really know". I couldn't make heads
or tails of what she was getting at really, but I
thought I'd pose the question to the group. She used
to deal with ALOT of technology in her job, working
for school districts I think and whatnot. I know it
wasn't cp/m - that was a product of Digital Research.
Anyone have any clues?
> Another newbie question, but what is CP/M? I know it______________________________________________________
> is an operating
> system, but what are its origins?
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> well...I reckon I can't really say there youngin'. LOLAs Obi-Wan said to Luke in Eps.3
> LOL. It was what was hip before MS/PC-DOS, at least
> that can be said.
"Before the dark times, before the Empire."
> Generally ran on 8085's or Z80=Dan
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