[Coco] OT: Atari ST Firmware (Was: Re: DriveWire printing options)
jcewy at swbell.net
Sat Dec 26 00:59:31 EST 2009
Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Friday 25 December 2009, Joel Ewy wrote:
>> Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> ...So the only M$ authored software here is
>>> whatever may be in the roms of my coco's (several) or, slim chance at
>>> best, in the roms of an atari ST I fumbled into possession of at a
>>> cocofest (one of Ron's up in PA) quite a few years ago.
>> I believe that the Atari ROMs were done by Digital Research. So the
>> Atari's TOS is inspired by Digital Research's clone (DR-DOS) of
>> Microsoft's workalike (MS-DOS) of Digital Research's CP/M. Or something
>> like that.
> I was under the impression that Jack Tramiel(sp?) wrote that dos cuz they
> called it Tramieldos or something similar.
That may be. I'm almost certain DR did the GEM GUI, but maybe Atari
wrote the rest... I know that the floppy disk format is very similar to
a DOS FAT.
>>> In fact I have a certain pride in not
>>> having any working winderz installs on the property. :) And I intend to
>>> keep it that way.
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