Legal status of the MSX-DOS.

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Door Yukio

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11-12-2005, 18:36

What is the legal status of the MSX-DOS?
The old version, MSX-DOS version 1.03 , COMMAND version 1.11 is copyrighted 1984 by Microsoft.

What's about newer versions?

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Van BiFi

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11-12-2005, 18:48

Mr. Nishi of MSX-Association decided the MSX-DOS system files may be freely copied a few years ago... in his lecture he held in Tilburg in 2001 to be exact.

Van pitpan

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11-12-2005, 19:42

But did he had those rights back then?

Van Yukio

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11-12-2005, 21:37

Who knows !?

Van Yukio

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11-12-2005, 21:40

By the way, some programs don't work in MSX-DOS 2.30!
Does anyone have a MSX-DOS2 cartridge lying around?

Van msd

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12-12-2005, 09:30

Yukio: you could try just to use msxdos2.sys ver 2.20 instead of 2.30. 2.30 uses 256 bytes more TPA

Van [D-Tail]

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12-12-2005, 22:29

msd: how about #2.31 and #2.42? What's anyway the advantage of #2.30+ over #2.20?

Van msd

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12-12-2005, 22:41

msxdos2.sys ver 2.42?

Van BiFi

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13-12-2005, 08:32

that one doesn't exist, or it's some unofficial one by HPN, who are common to claim software from themselves even though they didn't write it... only thing they did is change the version number and the copyright notice...

Van AuroraMSX

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13-12-2005, 09:24

msd: how about #2.31 and #2.42? What's anyway the advantage of #2.30+ over #2.20?
There's only a COMMAND2.COM version 2.42, which -- afaik -- runs with any version of MSXDOS2.SYS. It has a lot of extra commands built-in, TAB-completion on filenames and other comfy stuff. It's almost as comfortable as bash ;)

Van msd

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13-12-2005, 11:51

I used to use sys 2.30 with command 2.41, but I have found out by testing that 2.30 uses 256 bytes more tpa. The best combination for tpa size is sys 2.20 with command 2.41. Even better than with command 2.20.

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