Stupid CP/M question

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Sat Jan 9 16:35:27 1999

Max Eskin wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Jan 1999 wrote:
> > became. If they had just ripped off a better OS, that might have been nice
> > as well. Something with long file names, or multitasking, or whatever.
> > And OSs of the time DID have long file names. I don't know about
> > multitasking (maybe OS/9 or FLEX were around when DOS was born?).
> Interestingly, there were a number of attempts over the years to make a
> better OS than DOS. An example is TSX-Lite, a multitasking, 32-bit version
> of DOS that was shareware last time I looked. It had the right ideas but
> worked very poorly. Caldera DR-DOS supposedly has multitasking but it
> hardly works. OS/2 is very resource-intensive, worse than Windows 95.
> Which makes me wonder; maybe something good could have been done before
> Linux came about, but everyone was too lazy?

M/PM aka Concurrent CP/M were just fine multi-user systems. Where is
DR-DOS claimed to be multi-tasking? Not in any Caldera literature I
know of. Though I can easily run multiple DR-DOS instances using any
of my Linux boxen including my little notebook with Redhat. Caldera
is also offering Concurrent CP/M and Concurrent DOS, though not for
free like DR-DOS. At least that's the status as of yesterday.
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Received on Sat Jan 09 1999 - 16:35:27 GMT

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