On 5/25/2018 12:51 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
It all depended on how deep your pockets of a "mere mortal" would have
been. CP/M-86 was around $250, while PC-DOS was something like $50 on a
new IBM-PC back then. UCSD Pascal (from IBM, via Softech, which had a
license from UC SD) was something like $495. But that also included the
Fortran 77 compiler...
And UCSD Pascal did not "arrive late for the PC", it was among the
offerings from IBM right from the start, but just like CP/M-86, it
was just priced WAAAAYYY above PC-DOS, so very few people were
actually using it,
It was /offered/, but that's not to say that mere mortals could get
their hands on it.
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