Date : Mon, 14 Sep 1987 09:39:00 +0800
From : Ken Wallewein <kenw%noah.arc.cdn%ubc.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET>
Subject: S100 68000 hardware, also PD BDOSs
>As far as "mods", if you mean modifying your 8-bit memory boards to
>work in 16-bit mode, I hope you aren't serious. When you can buy a
>megabyte of 16-bit ram for $500? How much is your time worth? At
>a dollar an hour, you're probably still better off going for a new
>board. See the ads in Micro/Systems Journal or Computer Shopper.
Actually, no, I wasn't serious. But do you know where I can get
$500? I buy (scrounge) my S100 boards for <$50 apiece from people who
have them sitting around and are glad to get _anything_ for them.
THAT'S hobbyist prices. It's like the man who wished he could afford
an elephant. He didn't really want an elephant; he just wished he
could afford one :-). Is it really nothing special for the average
hobbyist to spend $500 or so on a new board? I guess what I'm
wondering is, how many of the people who read this list are purely
hobbyists in regards to CP/M, as apposed to being able to justify
their expenditures business-wise? Businesses can't afford the time a
hobbyist can spend.
I've downloaded 3 different Public Domain BDOSes from the new
archive-server. SUPERBDOS looks nice, especially the disk relogging
features. It's based on P2DOS. However, I also got DOS+, which has DU:
directory support, wheel byte, and a bunch of stuff like that.
Does anybody have any experience with these, and how they compare to