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Jun 17, 1981, 9:14:27 PM6/17/81
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There is a company up in the Boston area (Computer Service Systems
Network, Inc.) that claims to be shortly releasing a CP/M-compatible
OS that supposedly will allow programs to run 10 to 14 times faster.
The yet unnamed system's description goes on with wording reminicent
of the SPEED writeup and is initially offered for their own Z80-based
general-purpose business computers. Anybody know better details on
this one? (Electronics, June 2, 1981, pg. 34)

Out of today's mail: Electronics, June 16, 1981:

Under the heading (pg. 33) "Xerox to market personal computer..."
with the announcement of the 820 which most of you may have seen
already, is "... with IBM to follow suit" Called Chess, it is an
8088-based system priced between $3-4K, and includes two DSDD 5-1/4
Tandon floppy drives, a detachable keyboard. An OS "similar to CP/M"
from Microsoft (IBM Personal Computer DOS), from 64K to 256K RAM, and
a "600-by-400-line" B&W display and able to handle eight colors with a
resolution of 400x200 pixels or four colors at 800x400. Look for it
to be announced next month and check out Sears, Computerland, and
maybe J.C. Penney.

--Frank

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