Apple ][ CP/M
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(C) 1980 Microsoft
Found the Microsoft Softcard with original packaging and with the Osbourne CP/M book. This is not the first revision of the card/package/release, but the later with different packaging released in 1983 (?).
Already had older version of the product but without the card, in brown fake leather packaging that came in two binders with manuals, floppies in both 13 and 16-sector formats.
The Softcard is a plug-in Zilog Z80 co-proessor card developed by Microsoft to turn the Apple II into a CP/M system. The card was originally released March 1, 1980 and it was first hardware product by released by Microsoft. It enabled running business applications, including compilers and interpreters for several high-level languages. Microsoft later released a updated version, the Premium Softcard IIe for the Apple //e. That card had 80-column and 64K RAM functions added so it would be installed to AUX-slot saving one slot on your //e.
The package seems to be localized to Germany as there’s some additional pages in German language. Otherwise it’s all English.
With even Microsoft product catalog..
Basicly any slot expect 0, or 6. Slot 6 must have disk contoller for drives A: and B: (as minimal setup). Ideal slots would be either 4 or 7, so i used the traditional slot 4 in this case.
FinApple 2019 (c)
Apple II Forever.