followup: Rinky dink hamfest

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Mon Mar 29 12:28:07 1999

I don't know why I posted the previous empty reply . . . it's hell getting
old . . . <sigh>

I would mention that I had 128K in each of my Systems Group systems and
never used it under CP/M. MP/M had a mechanism for cashing in on extra
memory, but it was awkward at best under CP/M 2.2.

Needless to say, the use of a RAMdisk would speed things up, but unless
there was an extensive amount of software for managing it, and that took up
too much TPA, even a RAMdisk didn't help much.


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Erlacher <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, March 29, 1999 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: followup: Rinky dink hamfest

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Joe <>
>To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
>Date: Monday, March 29, 1999 8:26 AM
>Subject: Re: followup: Rinky dink hamfest
>>At 08:40 AM 3/29/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>>Joe, CP/M-80 is 2.2,
>> I looked throgh the XEROX manuals last night. There's a separate manual
>>for 2.2, CPM-80 and CPM 86 and MS-DOS 2. 2.2 is the oldest in this bunch.
>>> and real computers don't need more than 64K...
>> Yeah I know but 128K is nice to have.
>>>The 820, at least the later ones, used big 984K discs. I hardly ever ran
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