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<computer> (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
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
Extensions to the MSX included MSX2, MSX2+ and TurboR.
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