Welcome to the Wonderfully Ancient World of TurboDOS
A Multiprocessor Operating System for Z-80-based computers
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Mr. Emmanuel Roche, France - Retyped Articles
(Updated November 27, 2013)
TurboDOS: A Multiprocessor Operating System - William Schultz, 1983
Attribution: Microsystems & Microsystems Journal - Editor: Sol Libes
The TurboDOS Operating System - Keith Bierman, 1984
For Networks and Multi-user Systems - Ron Fowler, 1984
The Networking Capabilities of TurboDOS - Simon and Poole, 1984
TurboDOS spans the Horizon - Karle Sterne, 1984
Printer Networking with TurboDOS - Tedd Kurts, 1984
Good Old TurboDOS - Ron Yuen, 1985
TurboDOS - The Ultimate PC Network - Mike Busch, 1985
TurboDOS Versions - R. Roger Breton, 1986
S-100 Computers & TurboDOS - Keith Bierman, 1988
In his collection above, Mr. Emmanuel Roche has provided material previously published in
Microsystems was a computing magazine (with various similar titles) by Sol Libes, initially from January 1980 to November 1984.
But Ziff-Davis took over for a year. Then in March 1985, Sol Libes resumed the magazine as Microsystems Journal.
Extras and Downloads
Mr. Emmanuel Roche, France - Other Information
The TurboDOS Ad (1982)
Downloads and Links
This website is a Work In Progress dedicated to TurboDOS; A Multiprocessor Operating System
designed for multiprocessor networks of Z-80-based computers. TurboDOS is designed as a
CP/M-compatible operating system.
"TurboDOS was known, when CP/M ruled, as the only serious opponent to MP/M-II,
the multi-user, multi-tasking version of CP/M." - E. Roche
CP/M (Control Program for Microcomputers) was (and is) an operating system similar
to MS-DOS but which predated MS-DOS, and which is in fact
the operating system that MS-DOS descended from. But CP/M is much
more than simply an early version of MS-DOS and CP/M is very much alive
in online communities of Enthusiasts and Others who still use
CP/M in Old (and sometimes newer) Computers and Emulators.
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In 2009, Mr. Emmanuel Roche, a regular of the comp.os.cpm Newsgroup, decided
to search for this "Lost DOS" (TurboDOS) and found a PDF of a TurboDOS Newsletter which mentioned Dr. R. Roger Breton (below).
Dr. Rene Roger Breton (above), now a patent paralegal, has an extensive computer engineering background. Between 1986 and 1994, he worked
as a computer programmer, technical writer, and engineer in various jobs. Dr. Breton is a published author
of TurboDOS Z80 Assembly Language Programming and TurboDOS 8086-80186-80286 Assembly Language Programming.
E. Roche managed to find him, and Roger agreed to release his 500-page book about TurboDOS; Z-80
ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE UNDER TurboDOS.
In 2009 M. Roche hoped that
"this masterwork will lead to the ressurrection of TurboDOS." My hopes were and are slightly less ambitious; I hope you enjoy your visit to the
TurboDOS Museum. Roche forwarded the initial material for this website and Roger forwarded his book. I rummaged around a found some other
bits and pieces (including Piergiorgio Betti's Site). And since the TurboDOS Museum is a Work in Progress and Roche continues to contribute,
it will be expanded over time.
Since 2009, Mike Busch, co-founder of Software 2000 and creator of TurboDOS, has advised that Software 2000, Inc. is
no longer enforcing its copyright on TurboDOS, so effectively it is now "free". While some "resurrection" of TurboDOS has been underway
in "its old image", Software 2000 no longer have source code. So future development of TurboDOS is limited
to what can be accomplished through the recovery and analysis and use of the material and data that remains.
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