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cpm is a loser

CP/M lost to DOS.  Deal with it.  Loser.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 28th, 2006 5:45pm
Heh.  DOS *CAME FROM* CP/M.  And superseded it.  The 8088 had greater growth potential than the Z80.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 28th, 2006 7:02pm
Think how much better the world would be if DOS would have adopted the unix model instead.
Permalink son of parnas 
September 28th, 2006 7:17pm
Yeah, but given 8088,80186 and 80286 that's not really possible.

(Minix works in an acadamic settings, but not in the real world.)
Permalink Send private email Rick Zeng/Tseng 
September 28th, 2006 8:20pm
Funny.  I thought DOS *HAD* adopted the Unix model.  Root directories, any number of subdirectories, file size, file type, extensions indicating file type.

True, it WOULD have been nice to have unix-ish multi-tasking, that's been an annoyance for years.  And a re-entrant kernel, yeah, that would have been sweet.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 28th, 2006 10:49pm
I have to admit though, it was WAS better than the VMS model.  DriveID::RootDir.Next.Next.Next -- ONLY 8 levels allowed, make sure you don't restore backups any lower than when they were made.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 28th, 2006 10:50pm
Um, guys, I think this post was directed to someone with the handle of 'cpm', not Gary Kildall, the OS, or whatever else.
Permalink LinuxOrBust 
September 29th, 2006 12:01am
> post was directed to someone with the handle of 'cpm',

Yes, but it's small minded to stay on topic.


> I thought DOS *HAD* adopted the Unix model.

C: taint Unix. The paths are wrong. There's no command line composition model. The DOS shell is a joke. The .bat files couldn't be worse. The DOS driver model is horrible. Ever written a TSR? Just sad.
Permalink son of parnas 
September 29th, 2006 12:44am
Sadly, all SoP says is true.  But it moved CP/M in the direction of Unix, at least.  And even then people ragged on Microsoft.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 29th, 2006 9:25am

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