|I used to do some machine language programming on the z80 a long time ago. This was the "standard" 4Mhz version. I would love to get inside this box and use it for some other applications. A X10 controller was mentioned, great idea. I'm going to pick one up, I saw OfficeMax advertised in the paper for about $50 and a $50 rebate, so the price is right, model 100, $0. I picked one up today, now I just need to squeeze the rebate out of them. Has anybody signed up for the service and canceled?|
As I remember, Zilog had an OS for the z80, it was a basic OS, no disk support or anything. Can't remember anything about it, it was about 20 years ago. But they did have some support for their chips, so I would make a guess that the Mailstation OS is a variation of this. Maybe Zilog provided the basic OS, and somebody else "refined it". It's possible that it's even a modified version of the OS that ran on the Timex/Sinclair machines.
I wanted one of those Sinclair's so bad I could taste it, it had a "real" OS, not that machine language thing I was working on. Now that I acquired one, I've never turned it on. Shoot, it's an antique now!
I hope this thread doesn't die out.