Microsoft open sources GWBASIC

geneb geneb at
Thu May 28 14:11:11 CDT 2020

On Thu, 28 May 2020, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:

> I guess I am realising that CP/M was a much bigger deal there than here.
CP/M was huge in the US, especially among the S-100 system users.  It was 
a pretty narrow window though - from probably 1978-1982.  Kaypro had a 
good portion of the market as well, but like pretty much all the other 
manufacturers of CP/M machines, the IBM PC compatible juggernaut beat them 
cold before they fully understood the fight.  I'm not aware of any CP/M 
machine manufacturer that was able to successfully transition to the PC 
compatible market.  Some (like Kaypro) tried with offerings like the 
Kaypro 16 and Kaypro 2000, but I suspect at that point it was too little, 
too late.  They simply couldn't compete with the uber cheap hardware 
coming in from overseas.


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