On 08/30/2012 09:09 AM, Michael Kerpan wrote:
There's also MSX-DOS 1. While the overall user
interface was more like
MS-DOS, at least version 1.x was more or less binary compatible with
CP/M, provided that the CP/M files were copied to a FAT-format floppy.
MSX-DOS 2, however, added many more features of MS-DOS 2.x and 3.x and
was somewhat less CP/M compatible.
Since M$dos has a user interface that was a superset of CP/M
And MSXdos is like M$dos then CP/M and MSXdos had near
identical user interfaces. Correct?
The problem with MSXdos was it's machine specific and rare.
I'd love to play with it bout only if I can launch it on some
hardware on hand. Being hardware specific and no docs
doing that is difficult.
Actually if the file system is different then 100% CP/M compatibility
is not likely as there were a few apps out there that did work at the
underlying system level and would brake if it found a differnt disk file
layout. For most high level applications this was usually not an issue
until things like terminal compatibility were encountered.