Oakland University CP/M Archive
Gaby's Computer museum and CP/M center (English version)
Commercial CP/M Software Archive
Ah, CP/M. An operating system that was very popular with businesses in the 1980s. What does it look like? If you've ever used MS-DOS, then you've also used a form of CP/M. When you start up CP/M, you get the familiar A> prompt, and commands like DIR are there. However, their are differences: instead of COPY A:FILE.TXT B:, you type PIP B: A:FILE.TXT. CP/M was used on many different computers due to it being ported to multiple computer platforms. Most CP/M-based computers used a Z80 processor (CP/M 80), but versions were also made for the 80x86 processor series (CP/M 86) and the MC680x0 processor series (CP/M 68k). Computers that ran CP/M include the Osborne 1, the Kaypro 2/4/10, the Commodore 128, and many others. I sometimes use CP/M on my Commodore 128 (due to the fact that Commodore 128 CP/M won't let WordStar 4.0 print right). Sadly, the man who gave us CP/M, Gary Kildall (founder of Digital Reasearch Industries) is no longer with us; he died in 1994 as a result of internal bleeding (the circumstances surrounding his death are rather cloudy; there are many theories as to how he died).
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