[Coco] [Color Computer] The evolution of the Coco..
John R. Hogerhuis
jhoger at pobox.com
Mon Apr 25 02:59:30 EDT 2005
On Mon, 2005-04-25 at 16:38 +1000, David wrote:
> I know this is probably a no-no, but has anyone considered some sort of
> mini-DOS for the coco? something along the lines of FreeDOS/MS-DOS
> rather than the UNIX-style OS.. I ask this because OS9 has a high
> learning curve as I see it, whereas I've always found DOS more
> straight-forward (maybe it's just my heritage of cutting my teeth on DOS
> I guess a decent C compiler and some work might have us a stripped
> FreeDOS kernel running, but who knows?
You could pick one of the RS-DOS enhancements/replacements like ADOS-3.
Then there's always FLEX, SK*DOS, and some other things I'm not
remembering right now...
Take it with a grain of salt though since I've never used any of those.
Went straight from RS-DOS to OS9L1 then OS9L2.
MS-DOS is tied to the PC architecture so although you could make a
MS-DOS command prompt simulator, binary compatibilty with DOS utilties
is not possible. MS-DOS is a reasonable way to run a coco emulator on a
Hey, I recall ads for some giant sidecar thing for the coco that ran
some kind of alternative OS. Was it CP/M?
My choice for a minimalist coco OS would boot up in a nice forth
development environment + assembler in ROM, with no OS and just the
blocks system to access the disk drive.
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