amstrad pcw available

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Tue Jan 21 17:09:00 2003

Rob O'Donnell wrote:
> Hi.. is an Amstrad PCW (8512 I think) c/w printer of interest to
> anybody. From memory, it's a CP/M machine,

Yes, that's right. Also ran LocoScript, a wordprocessing package.
Z80 processor and 512k of memory.

> but uses stupid little 3" discs (not 3.5")

I have a C compiler somewhere for CP/M on those disks. Got a bunch of
them at a car boot sale. The sellers thought I was nuts, selecting
all the funny-sized disks out of a mixed pile of 3" and 3.5".

> and originally came with a boot-up-into-wordprocessor disc...

Right, that's LocoScript.

> It's currently in my neigbours front yard waiting for the bin men, but
> I've a mind to rescue it.

Go on, you know you want to!

John Honniball
Received on Tue Jan 21 2003 - 17:09:00 GMT

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