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==CP/M-86 and the IBM PC==
 
==CP/M-86 and the IBM PC==
When [[IBM]] contacted other companies to obtain components for the [[IBM PC]], the as-yet unreleased CP/M-86 was its first choice for an operating system because CP/M had the most applications at the time. Negotiations between Digital Research and IBM quickly deteriorated over IBM's [[non-disclosure agreement]] and its insistence on a one-time fee rather than DRI's usual [[royalties|royalty]] licensing plan.
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When [[IBM]] contacted other companies to obtain components for the [[IBM PC]], the as-yet unreleased CP/M-86 was its first choice for an operating system because CP/M had the most applications at the time. Negotiations between Digital Research and IBM quickly deteriorated over IBM's [[non-disclosure agreement]] and its insistence on a one-time fee rather than DRI's usual [[royalties|royalty]] licensing plan.<ref>
   
 
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