| To stir trouble, for that end goal, is an abuse of newsgroup rules,
| IMHO. To disagree vehemently with another person's opinion is not an
| abuse. Maybe you think its normal to goose step to the same old tune
| around here, but I think its more normal to say, "Where is this GEOS
| headed and why has nothing happened in years, and why should everyone
| who once loved this product suddenly believe that things are any
| different". You heard Tom, he said its been one year since he browsed
| this ng and nothing has changed. IOW, the same majority of GEO
| Extremists and the same minority number of people expressing an
| opposing view. This will be true in 2004, et al. I would say that at
| this attrition rate, the remaining two dozen Geo Extremists should be
| down to a dozen.
I heard my name mentioned...
I googled myself (it's okay, I washed my hands before I typed this), and
it was back in March that I last was doing any serious posting and
replying here. A quick read of posts from March and April shows that
there was some discussion about the latest release. I just want to
repost this from Mar 6. 02:
I just wanted to be the first to announce that I received my NDO2K
package (#486) - shipped via Priority Mail (postage $3.95 - where's the
other 6 bucks?), and the package came with some EZ start instructions, a
manual, some Green PC propaganda, and a set of stickers with the serial
number on them.
Without a trace of irony, the sticker instructions are as follows:
** IMPORTANT **
The serial number klabels below are for your convenience. Affix them in
a safe place for future reference.
We recommend youplace:
- one on your CD sleeve
- one of the back of Disk 1
- one on the inside cover of your manual
After using the serial number for installation, you will need it for
technical support help and purchasing upgrades.
Catch that last line? The part about "purchasing upgrades"? Hee hee.
Anyway, Pat (sadly) makes a good point. There aren't trhe number of
people posting this year that there were last year. Why? Well, as an
illustration, a few weeks ago I had to do some maintenance on an older
pc and I saw a batch file that I had written a few years back. I forgot
how to read the switches. Why? I don't use it anymore. I'm now so
confinrmed an XP user that I haven't dropped out to DOS in months. I
*was* a Geos/ND user. Now I'm not.
Just for the hell of it, I checked. Yes, there is still a CP/M group.
Here's a snippet of thread:
I recently purchased an Osborne laptop. I found a site that has the
software, and it actually came with some software, but not the CP/M
diskette. Could someone please help me get my head out of my arse and
figure out how to get this CP/M stuff working? I was only 6 years old
when we had our computer that ran on CP/M. After the drive went out of
alignment, my dad trashed it. We ended up getting a PCjr, but still,
is not CP/M related at all.
| I recently purchased an Osborne laptop.
By "laptop" do you mean a relatively small computer with a fold-down
lcd, an even smaller computer with the lcd laying flat, or a 30-pound
If it's really a laptop, then is it really CP/M? The Kaypro 2000
wasn't. If so, are there any pictures on the web?
Okay, I'm just musing here.
I haven't had any luck getting CP/M up and running by sticking a Z80
emulation on top of my already-working emulator, but I'm going to try
again, and I'm thinking of using a customized CP/M rather than the M$
CP/M that was used on the Apple ][.
No, I'm not kidding.
Well, I've thought about the possibilities of how this could be done
on a high level (i.e., I'm not thinking at code level now), and I
thought maybe the best way would be to have an Apple ][ CP/M
compatibility level, and then to offer a soft-switch that would:
* Move the $Exxx soft-switches to the ports, and fill in the page
with the Language Card's 4K bank.
* Modify RAM banking, so that ROM is completely disabled, and fill in
the page with the LC's 12K bank (RAM Works and 64/128 paging would
work as usual, allowing the emulator to access up to 3136K of RAM)
It's all about the TPA.
Another switch would restore Microsoft compatibility.
Osborne? Kaypro? Z80? Holy cow! And yes, there are Amiga, and even
Commodore 64 groups. I did read a bit, though, and noticed that none of
them harbor any thoughts that the old OS would rise again to slay the
dreaded MS beast.
Anyway, I have to go now - I'm installing another XP update (to be fair,
there were problems a few updates ago that are supposed to be fixed
now), and then to read soem ebooks on my Palm.
I love the smell of fresh technology in the morning...
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