is the Disk Operating System, designed by Atari to support GEM
The role of GEMDOS in the TOS
is built on top of BIOS
that abstract access to:
- The filesystem (create and access files, directories, etc).
- The built-in VT52 console
- Memory and process management
- Time/date, and other system functionalities.
History of GEMDOS
was designed to be faster than CP/M-68k, which was an early option by the time Atari was looking for an underlying operating system for the GEM
. Looking for speed, GEMDOS
was inspired by MS-DOS (interwiki)
which had proved its ability to handle floppy disk quite fast.