Why is CP/M faster than DOS

From: Phil Clayton <musicman38_at_mindspring.com>
Date: Thu Sep 2 08:51:32 1999

After reading all the comments on CP/M computers a comment was made that CP/M
is a faster OS that DOS.. I have found this to be very true.
My Kaypro 1X boots up in 5 seconds, and loads MBASIC in about another 5
seconds, also
executes the same BASIC code faster than on my XT.

Now on my old Compaq XT, it takes about 30 seconds just for the hardware to
then another 20 seconds to boot to a DOS prompt, then another 15 seconds to
boot BASIC.

So can some of the experts here tell me why CP/M is so much faster ?


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