Re: [midatlanticretro] anyone knowledgeable of early Xerox DOS/CPM stuff?
I would expect Xerox DOS files to be MS-DOS-compatible. Beyond that would be
anybody's guess. Microsoft set standards for DOS that were followed almost
everywhere. If the floppies are 5 1/4", I would expect them to be readable by
an IBM PC. AFAIK only DEC tried to "lock in" their customers with
incompatible disk drives in their Rainbow PCs. [Early Rainbow DOS did not
include a format command to force customers to buy DEC-branded floppies.]
Xerox could have played similar games, but I doubt it. Most manufacturers had
'learned' from the mistakes of the CP/M days.
--- Chris M <chrism3667@...> wrote:
> In particular is a Xerox 8/16 file compatible with a
> vanilla pc.
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