On a sunny day (Sat, 14 Mar 2009 13:06:20 -0700 (PDT)) it happened Robert
Myers < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >:
Long time ago I wrote my own CP/M clone..
Without ever having [had] access to a CP/M system.
Only had some floppies with CP/M source files from the CP/M user group, so I could test.
Of course I designed the hardware too (Z80 based), it is actually all on the net:
Then I had the software toolworks C/80 compiler running on it,
wrote a windowing multitasker in 8080 asm for it, then the thing was full.
Designed and build a soundcard, floppy interface, video card, IO card,
EPROM programmer, packet radio card, RAMdisk card, etc.. for that.
Wrote all the software, sound editor too.
Now it did not have a TCP stack, but it did have a serial port
and was online with that.
So, basically I have done everything :-) the rest I did later in Linux.
So, for me, it would be very easy to type down my own multitasker and
the apps I already have, question of porting:
Well, why bother.
Well, I was just looking if I should buy a Nokia N95 and write some apps for Symbian.
Just checking the neighbourhood so to speak, I do not like Java though.
Perhaps, with all code in C or java, the processor is not that important anymore.
I tend to set targets that are difficult to meet.
But I also want to make VERY CLEAR that Linux is getting just as bloated as MS.
Some time ago, some a professor, who once was very anti-Linux, released a new version of his OS.
Maybe I should look it up, do you know who I mean ;-)?