[rollei_list] Re: TALES OF ANCIENT COMPUTERs

  • From: "austin.franklin@xxxxxxxxxxx" <austin.franklin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 13:33:29 -0500

Hi Peter,

At the time, which is the mid/late 70's and early 80's, CP/M was THE O/S
for microprocessors.  MS only had a BASIC interpreter at that point in
time. MS was courted by IBM for the BASIC only, and Gates told them he had
an O/S as well (which they didn't...I believe that's called lying), and
snookered IBM into giving them the O/S contract as well.  Gates went and
bought the O/S from someone else (Seattle Code Works for $50k if I remember
correctly).

So, CP/M went quite far, at the time...keep that in perspective.  That was
a different time, with a far different market.  Almost every S-100 bus
computer ran CP/M.

Can anyone say what CP/M stands for (off the top of their head, not by
looking it up)?

Regards,

Austin


Original Message:
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From: Peter K. peterk727@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 10:06:59 -0800
To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [rollei_list] Re: TALES OF ANCIENT COMPUTERs


CP/M was an OS that never went anywhere. Poor marketing. MS teamed up with
IBM and the rest is history. Kind of like Rollei v. Hasselblad.

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 4:30 AM, Ferdi Stutterheim
<fstutterheim@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> MS? Wasn't there something like CP/M?
>
> Ferdi.
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> Ferdi Stutterheim,
> Drachten, Netherlands.
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> Op 11-jan-2009, om 22:52 heeft Peter K. het volgende geschreven:
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>  Yes, good idea. This was back in the day when MS ruled....oh wait.
Nothing
>> really changed did it?
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