Best CP/M machine?

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Wed Sep 1 23:25:06 1999

>What was the best CP/M based machine for business? Are applications and
>utilities still obtainable? What about development tools and documentation?

Don't know how it is for business, but I'd say the best CP/M machine would
be a Commodore 128. After all it has the best games of any system that ran
CP/M :^) Well, that's not quite true. I've run CP/M-86 on a Pentium/133,
and played a couple cool games on it.

Personally when I think CP/M though, I think "Kaypro 2". It came with what
would have been at the time some decent business apps, including WordStar.
Then again I think I've got an Apple 2 clone that came with W*. Hmmm,
that's right Apples could run CP/M with an add-on card...

OK, OK, I'll try and be serious for a minute. Based on what you want it
for, the Kaypro sounds like the computer for you. Unless you're also
wanting a S-100 based system.

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