@FiXato I've heard of MSX's but only seen what look like renders of them. Never read about them in any books growing up.
What were they like?
@drwho not that different from the #C64 I guess, though what was the biggest difference I guess, is that #MSX is a standard, rather than a specific brand/model.
Where a #Commodore64 was always a #Commodore, an MSX model could be made by #Philips, #Sony, #Sanyo, #Panasonic, #Canon, #Mitsubishi, etc.
Each of them having the same minimum specs, but differing in style, build quality, peripherals, more RAM, extra soundchips, etc, but all with the promise of being able to run the same software.
@drwho in that aspect the #MSX was similar to the #Commodore I guess, as by default it ran #Microsoft's #MSXBASIC which was used to load programmes from disk and data cassette, or to programme your own in it.
However, software could also be loaded from cartridge, and other operating systems could also be loaded from disk, with MS's #MSXDOS (https://www.msx.org/wiki/Category:MSX-DOS and https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSX-DOS) (not to be confused with MS-DOS) probably the most popular alternative. As well as CP/M Plus.
Examples of more modern #homebrew OSes for the #MSX include #SymbOS (which started on #Amstrad #CPC afaik) and IIRC programmes written for that can be run on any #Z80 system that runs SymbOS.
Another I believe would be @EtchedPixels's #Fuzix.
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