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Brian Speirs

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Jan 7, 2024, 2:33:09 PMJan 7
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A recent article in "The Register" (https://www.theregister.com/2024/01/05/oldest_ancestor_of_msdos_recovered/) notes that Gene Buckle has found one of the earliest known ancestors of MS-DOS.

To everyone here, Gene hosts the ScarletDME site, and has been active in PICK circles for years.

Cheers,

Brian

geneb

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Jan 7, 2024, 4:11:18 PMJan 7
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Thanks Brian. I'm like a bad penny, I turn up *everywhere*. ;)

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Steven Martin Trimble

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Jan 8, 2024, 10:02:11 AMJan 8
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Great article Brian. I really enjoyed that.
And yes! Thanks sir Gene. We appreciate what you do!

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geneb

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Jan 8, 2024, 12:31:51 PMJan 8
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On Mon, 8 Jan 2024, Steven Martin Trimble wrote:

> Great article Brian. I really enjoyed that.
> And yes! Thanks sir Gene. We appreciate what you do!
>

You're welcome! :)

geneb

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Jan 8, 2024, 12:37:22 PMJan 8
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On Mon, 8 Jan 2024, 'Jay LaBonte' via Pick and MultiValue Databases wrote:

> Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Microsoft purchase CP/M-80 aka QDOS in 1981 which was licensed to IBM as PC-DOS.
>
Not even close. :)

"QDOS" was developed by Tim Patterson at Seattle Computer Products in
1980. It used the same calling convention as CP/M-80 in order to make
porting programs a lot easier. It was later renamed 86-DOS (1980/81) and
Bill Gates got wind of it, bought it and renamed it MS-DOS in order to
provide IBM with an OS for the IBM PC. Both MS-DOS and PC DOS started
from 86-DOS.

Jonathan Wells

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Jan 8, 2024, 2:58:59 PMJan 8
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Great article.  Thank you for posting it.

Jonathan Wells
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Jay LaBonte

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Jan 8, 2024, 5:04:23 PMJan 8
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Very good. I stand corrected. Thank you.


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geneb

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Jan 8, 2024, 7:08:14 PMJan 8
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On Mon, 8 Jan 2024, 'Jay LaBonte' via Pick and MultiValue Databases wrote:

> Very good. I stand corrected. Thank you.
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YW! :)
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