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Meaning of MICROSOFT EXTENDED

 
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(MSX) A Range of computers created in an attempt by the industry to create a standard for home computers, similar to vhs did with home video.

The basic MSX machine contained a z80 cpu working at 3.58MHz.

MSX machines were produced by such giants as sony, yamaha, panasonic, toshiba, daewoo, and philips.

The MSX standard was designed by a company called ASCII in cooperation with microsoft who provided a firmware version of its basic for the machine. Because this BASIC version was an extended version of microsoft basic, it was called "MicroSoft eXtended BASIC"; Hence "MSX".

Microsoft also produced MSX-DOS - a stripped-down version of ms-dos.

Extensions to the MSX included MSX2, MSX2+ and TurboR.

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