Why is CP/M faster than DOS

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Thu Sep 2 10:51:40 1999


  The code is a lot smaller for one thing. I can run CPM, a menu program
and an editor in 64K on my HP 125. Try that in a DOS machine! Also many of
the old CPM machines had drives that ran continously. Good for access time
but bad for life span of the drive and disks.


At 09:51 AM 9/2/99 -0400, you wrote:
>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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