Why is CP/M faster than DOS

From: Merle K. Peirce <at258_at_osfn.org>
Date: Thu Sep 2 12:16:40 1999

Could it be perhaps because the Redmond Terror has nothing to do with it?

Actually, I think it relates to hardware design.

On Thu, 2 Sep 1999, Phil Clayton 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
> powerup,
> 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 ?
> Phil...

M. K. Peirce
Rhode Island Computer Museum, Inc.
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North Kingstown, RI 02852

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