Osborne 1 for $1000?

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Fri Apr 24 18:49:44 1998

Sam Ismail wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Apr 1998, Ward Donald Griffiths III wrote:
> > > Speaking of CP/M boxen for sale, I just stopped by Halted in Sunnyvale and
> > > they have a few very clean CP/M machines (with plenty of docs and
> > > software) for $50 each:
> > >
> > > * TRS-80 Mod 3 w/printer and no docs (that I could see).
> >
> > A TRS-80 Model 3 runs CP/M only with extensive modifications. The
> > easiest such modification was the Model 4 upgrade several years
> > later entailing a motherboard replacement (and no, you didn't get to
> > keep the old parts).
> Didn't Pickles&Trout make a CP/M (or CP/M-like) OS for the Model III?
> Marvin would know this.

Far as I recall, P&T never did a port for any of the Tandy 5.25"
machines -- just the 2/16/12/6000 series. A good job they did on
those, far superior (to this Tandy tech support guy) to that thing
Lifeboat put out. They didn't do one for the Mod 4 since CP/M 3
was announced for the Mod 4 when the Mod 4 was announced (though
there were a few months delay in shipping the package).

Any CP/M for the Mod 3 would have required a hardware change (as in
the Montezuma Micro upgrade for the Mod One) to put RAM in the area
occupied by the BASIC ROM(s).
Ward Griffiths
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows.
Of course, the main reason they cuddle up is to screw somebody else.
				Michael Flynn, _Rogue Star_
Received on Fri Apr 24 1998 - 18:49:44 BST

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