Best CP/M machine?

From: Merle K. Peirce <>
Date: Thu Sep 2 07:59:59 1999

My favourite was the old Xerox 820-II, with the high keyboard and 8inch
drives. It runs Dbase and WordStar with great dignity. I know there are
plenty of other applications floating around for it, too. multiplan
comes immediately to mind. My second favourite was the Epson QX-10, also
very lovely, with lots of interesting software. The Xerox keyboards
always struck me as being particularly sensual and pleasant to use. The
Epson has a ramdrive. The Epson is also smaller and a bit easier to move

On Wed, 1 Sep 1999 wrote:

> Hello all:
> I hope this is "classic" enough . . .
> Though I've been involved with and have earned my keep with desktop
> microcomputers for a period covering almost twenty years, I was in another
> field during the time when CP/M was popular.
> I'd like to add a CP/M based machine to my collection but as with all of my
> old computers I want to have a system I can use for at least one
> business-related application. This helps make my collection tax-deductable
> as a business expense ;>) BTW, I don't mind writing my own code.
> What was the best CP/M based machine for business? Are applications and
> utilities still obtainable? What about development tools and documentation?
> Your opinions, please.
> Thanks,
> Glen Goodwin
> 0/0

M. K. Peirce
Rhode Island Computer Museum, Inc.
215 Shady Lea Road,
North Kingstown, RI 02852

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