Date : Wed, 04 Nov 1992 11:11:30 GMT
From : Christopher Currie <email@example.com>
Subject: TRS80 and MS-DOS
>Date: Mon, 2 Nov 92 19:47:41 EST
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Etop Udoh)
>Subject: TRS-80 to MSDOS....
> As far as I know, the Model 4/4D/4P will run CP/M without any other
Yes, it will.
> as opposed to at least the Model III which I'm aware of
>which requires a hardware board....forgot who makes it....
There were boards made by Memory Merchant (Shuffleboard), Holmes,
and Omikron (the Mapper).
> Anyway, theres a program/utility called supercross XT or something
>of that nature which allows you to read and write other operating systems
>including MSDOS but this runs under the MOdel III operating system and
>Model 4 Trsdos.....
There is also PC-CRoss-Zap, which runs under MS-DOS on the PC, and
is supplied by Hypersoft at:
PO Box 51155, Raleigh, NC 27609 USA
They also make Hypercross which runs on the Model III and allows
you to read-write, under TRS-80 operating systems, PC and CP/M
> For CP/M, there's a customized CP/M called Montezuma Micro
> By the way, this is CP/M 2.2 which is far superior to Radio Shack's
> CP/M 3.0......and also available (don't know where you can find it these
>days ) for this CP/M is "Monte's Toolkit" which includes disk formating
>and reading utilities, including a virtual file utility for moving files
>between CP/M, TRSDOS, or MSDOS.....
They also did Monte's Window, a TSR with notepad, calculator,
There are memory-mapped versions of some software, e.g. Wordstar
3.3, around for the Model 4.
> current updated stuff available for this defunct line of computers are:
... goodies deleted...
> external drive modification using the 50 pin rear connector
You shouldn't need a mod for the Model III, which is built to take
two internal and two external drives. It's the Model 4P that has
to be modified to take more than two drives.