DOS code in CP/M? Revisited...

Guy Sotomayor Jr ggs at
Fri Jul 15 13:27:06 CDT 2016

> On Jul 15, 2016, at 10:39 AM, Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs at> wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jul 2016, Liam Proven wrote:
>> But in the now-gone PowerPC era, yes, Macs used a derivative of the IBM 
>> POWER RISC processor line. 
> I always thought it was a shame that both IBM and Apple were so tight 
> around the pucker strings and never were more comfortable sharing their 
> OS's back and forth. I would have welcomed running AIX on more than a a 
> mere handful of the PPCs that could do it. I would have also liked to have 
> seen MacOS 9.x and 10.0-10.4 (or whatever the PPC span was) available for 
> some bits of IBM hardware, and especially the IBM IntelliStation line of 
> POWER5 systems such as the Power 285 (but also RS/6000s with 
> framebuffers).
> @#$@#ing business-weasels got in the way.

Yep.  Damned them.  It’s a real pain having to figure out how to allocate
development resources within a budget.  That whole profit thing gets in
the way of all the cool stuff!

TTFN - Guy

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