Talk:List of computers running CP/M

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Is this list really needed?

If it is, then at least all articles that link to CP/M operating system should be consulted, otherwise the list is worth nothing.

Click here for list

Also, the Wikipedia naming conventions must be obeyed. A suitable title could be List of machines running CP/M or something like that -- Egil 11:15 Apr 11, 2003 (UTC)

Point taken - F1lby

The HP 9816, too.

The Altos 580 link goes to a page about a place named Altos and has nothing do to with the computer company. [REL June 22, 2007]

Fixed. You can fix this sort of thing, too. Get a user account and you can sign your name with --~~~~. The Altos 580 has nothing to do with the Xerox Alto, an altogether vastly more powerful computer. --Wtshymanski 15:46, 28 June 2007 (UTC)


is it true that almost all modern PCs run CP/M 86? Helpsloose 18:57, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Suggest move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was moved. --BDD (talk) 23:11, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

List of machines running CP/MList of computers running CP/M – "Machines" is jargony and nonspecific. CP/M was never running on steam engines, catapults, or other such machines. Wtshymanski (talk) 18:10, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Support. Suggested name is an obvious improvement, plus it would have saved me countless hours trying to install CP/M-68k on my Advanced Uniflow Steam Engine. :) --Guy Macon (talk) 20:35, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
Support. Even the list makes it clear at the beginning that it really is a list of microcomputers.
As ever Wtshymanski refuses to follow the correct procedure for merging or renaming articles. Since the proposed name really is an improvement, I have taken the liberty of doing what should have been done in the first place. DieSwartzPunkt (talk) 11:48, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment wouldn't it be List of systems running CP/M ? Since not everything running it is a personal computer (or big iron either), which is the obvious inference for "computer" (usually you don't think of an embedded system or peripheral as a computer) -- (talk) 06:21, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
Which items on the current list are not computers? (Note that the Allen Bradley Advisor was not an Industrial Programmable controller but rather a computer that connects to one.) --Guy Macon (talk) 06:34, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
From the current list, there's the VT180, which is a terminal to another computer, and thus a peripheral.
But there are machines out there that ran CP/M as an embedded OS as well, which don't feature on this list currently. (laser printers, laser scanners, etc) -- (talk) 02:46, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
The VT180 was a computer. "In 1982, Digital introduced an option board which turned a VT-100 terminal into a personal computer using the CP/M operating system. It was called the Digital's Personal Computing Option."[1]
If you can find sources for CP/M being used in embedded systems, that would be a nice addition to this page. --Guy Macon (talk) 02:58, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The "On" Computer?[edit]

I'm looking for info on a CP/M based pesonal computer that (I think) was known as the "On Computer" or "On Machine" (though it might have also had a more formal name or product ID). IIRC it had static RAM and a static RAM disk all battery backed and was to kept powered up at all times. I doubt it sold in quantity as it (again IIRC) it came out after the IBM PC was displacing CP/M as the mainstream business personal computer OS and it was probably expensive. I'd like to use it as an early example of an interactive personal computer without mechanical storage, which now seems prescient. I was hoping to find it on this list, but no luck and my first few web searches haven't turned up anything at all. (I may need to try The Wayback Machine or start flipping through old hard copies of Byte.) If anyone has links to articles that mention this machine, I suggest adding it to the list. It might even merit an article.

BTW: No, I don't know the manufacturer's name.

Ericfluger (talk) 17:27, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

I recall seeing a demo unit at our user group meeting, mid-'80s. I think the company may have been called "Oneac" but the only think that shows under that name now is a UPS builder. Don't recall seeing a review in BYTE but that's definitely the place to look. I also no longer have my club newsletters from that era - at least that would have given a year. Good hunting. --Wtshymanski (talk) 18:05, 1 March 2015 (UTC)