We've got 2 definitions for CP/M »
What does CP/M stand for?
What does CP/M mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: CP/M.
Filter by: Sort by:PopularityAlphabeticallyCategory
Control Program for Microcomputers
What does CP/M mean?
- CP/M, originally standing for Control Program/Monitor and later Control Program for Microcomputers, is a mass-market operating system created in 1974 for Intel 8080/85-based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc. Initially confined to single-tasking on 8-bit processors and no more than 64 kilobytes of memory, later versions of CP/M added multi-user variations and were migrated to 16-bit processors. The combination of CP/M and S-100 bus computers became an early standard in the microcomputer industry. This computer platform was widely used in business through the late 1970s and into the mid-1980s. CP/M increased the market size for both hardware and software by greatly reducing the amount of programming required to install an application on a new manufacturer's computer. An important driver of software innovation was the advent of (comparatively) low-cost microcomputers running CP/M, as independent programmers and hackers bought them and shared their creations in user groups. CP/M was eventually displaced by DOS following the 1981 introduction of the IBM PC.
Still can't find the acronym definition you were looking for? Use our Power Search technology to look for more unique definitions from across the web!
Use the citation options below to add these abbreviations to your bibliography.
"CP/M." Abbreviations.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 21 Mar. 2023. <https://www.abbreviations.comserp.php?st=CP%2FM>.
Discuss these CP/M abbreviations with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.