Filling in the holes...

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Jun 12 16:07:08 1997

On Thu, 12 Jun 1997, Mr. Self Destruct wrote:

> > What is an MSX machine?
> >From what I gather, it was an early attempt ('84-'85) at computer
> "standardization" by a number of large companies (Sony, Yamaha, Panasonic,
> Sanyo, Hitachi, Goldstar, and a bunch of others. The systems were all (?)
> Z80 based with a TI graphics chip and generally had 48-64k of memory.
> MSX stands for Microsoft Extended (oh no!) and the OS, called MSX-DOS was
> format compatible with MS-DOS and apparently had smoe CP/M functionality.
> MSX failed miserably, mostly because for the time period, the technology
> was old. (Amiga's, Macs, and ST's on the way)

Cool! I want one of these.

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Received on Thu Jun 12 1997 - 16:07:08 BST

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