OCM... can we still come up with a better name?

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By LeandroCorreia

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14-08-2006, 19:55

Perhaps these name are better. So obvious that no one thought about them:


By ivke2006

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14-08-2006, 21:16

I like cMSX (c=compact) not cMSX2 because I hope this machine will evolve to something more then msx2. :-)
or MSXm (m=mini)

hmm, yes...cMSX I like the most.

By mars2000you

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14-08-2006, 21:26

and when pronoucing it, cMSX = SEEMSX = SEAMSX, so it's perfect for me, as my zodiacal sign is Fishes Smile

By BiFi

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14-08-2006, 21:50

NYYRIKKI... You do know where M$ got the NT thing? Smile

[hint]it has nothing to do with New Technology[/hint]

By mars2000you

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14-08-2006, 21:55

NT should be an abbreviation for NexT ???

By mars2000you

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14-08-2006, 21:56

And XP for eXPert ???

By Ivan

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14-08-2006, 21:59

1chip MSX is a nice name with a nice logo:


What's wrong with it?

By mars2000you

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14-08-2006, 22:04

From Wikipedia :

"It is popularly believed that Dave Cutler intended the initialism 'WNT' as a pun on VMS, incrementing each letter by one, similar to the apocryphal story of Arthur C. Clarke's deriving HAL 9000's name by decrementing each letter of IBM. While this would have suited Cutler's sense of humor, the project's earlier name of NT OS/2 belies this theory. Another of the original OS/2 3.0 developers, Mark Lucovsky, states that the name was taken from the Intel i860 processor—code-named N10 (or 'N-Ten')—which served as the original target hardware. Various Microsoft publications, including a 1998 question-and-answer session with Bill Gates,[1] reveal that the letters were expanded to 'New Technology' for marketing purposes but no longer carry any specific meaning."

VMS is another project of Dave Cutler :

"Microsoft hired a group of developers from Digital Equipment Corporation led by Dave Cutler to build Windows NT, and many elements of the design reflect earlier DEC experience with Cutler's VMS and RSX-11. The operating system was designed to run on multiple instruction set architectures and multiple hardware platforms within each architecture. The platform dependencies are largely hidden from the rest of the system by a kernel mode module called the HAL."

Wikipedia mentions also another meaning :

"NT has grown from being called "Nice Try" to passing Unix in 2005 for sales of servers according to IDC, a market research firm based in Framingham, Massachusetts"


Paladin (1012)

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14-08-2006, 23:24

MTI MSX Technology Inside

By dvik

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15-08-2006, 00:19

Since it is sortof an emulator I like to reuse or mimic existing emu names, so if not blueMSX, I was thinking of NO$MSX but it certanly is more expensive than free (I'm not complaining about the price and I'll definately buy one) so maybe $MSX or simply $M.

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