[Coco] CoCo TALK #18 an introduction to OS9

Steve Strowbridge ogsteviestrow at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 12:57:32 EDT 2017

This sounds like a great can of worms that has been opened up.

I like Bill Pierce's analogies and I'm at the fence and ready to head to
the mountain.

I know there are dozens of possible configuration, I'd be interested in
two, one that boots on the CoCo SDC and one for MAME.  I'll have my new USB
serial adapter probably tomorrow and watch to attach my coco 3 via Drive

I'm the novice coco gamer, but I understand MS-DOS very well, and to a
lesser degree, Linux.  I see the similarities, and I grow more impressed
with time.

I will start my own journey of Discovery and will hopefully reach the

I'll lean on this list as I've seen to come to the right place.

I haven't been aware of the OS-9 specific community, but it's obviously
here so I hope to use this knowledge to help my self and others.

Being a fairly non tech, non programmer, I'll be the perfect barameter, if
I can learn it anyone can 😀

On Jul 24, 2017 12:40 PM, "James Jones" <jejones3141 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I can believe that... once when I was looking around in the Radio Shack in
> Valley West Mall in West Des Moines back when they still sold CoCos, a
> salesman was trying to talk a couple into one of Tandy's PClones. They
> asked about the possibility of a CoCo, and the salesman said that the
> PClone would be much faster. I couldn't resist respectfully disagreeing; a
> 2 MHz 6809 readily outperforms the 4.7 MHz 8088 in the original IBM PC, so
> a fortiori it would stomp a Z80 (which takes a lot more clock cycles to do
> things than a 6809 does).
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 11:20 AM, Wayne Campbell <asa.rand at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > The Model 6000 was a 68000 system with a Z80 co-processor. I read
> somewhere
> > once that Tandy tried pairing a 6809 as a co-processor with the 68000,
> and
> > it ran circles around the 6000 with the Z80. Why they did not pursue that
> > line I do not know, other than Tandy's thinking was already geared
> towards
> > PC compatibles and wasn't interested in pursuing the TRS-80 line anymore.
> >
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