Apple Floppy Drives (was: More Apple Pimpers)

From: Eric J. Korpela <>
Date: Sun Dec 9 12:26:51 2001

> > They probably existed, but I don't recall ever seeing a non-bootable program disk for an Apple II. And data
> > disks are not much use without program disks.
> You needed to use a special disk in order to not include DOS on an Apple
                              ^^^^ I must have been tired. This should have
                                   said program.

> disk. It did free up a small bit of space. Apple's minimalist DOS was so
> small it was rarely worth the effort. Program loads didn't obliterate the
> resident portion of DOS.
> CP/M on the other hand took significant disk and RAM space for the DOS and
> command interpreter, portions of which were lost on program load and needed
> to be reloaded on return to the OS.
> Eric
Received on Sun Dec 09 2001 - 12:26:51 GMT

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