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Microsoft 1983 press release

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Microsoft 1983 press release

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Microsoft – Pam Edstrom or Rod Bauer (206) 828-8080

FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 26, 1983
NEWS ITEM #217

(M-3041)
Microsoft Offers Disk operating System for Low-End 8-bit MSX Computers

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON -- Microsoft today announced that it will be offering a new disk operating system, named MSX-DOS, to OEMs who have adopted the company’s MSX low-end 8-bit micro-computer specification. The MSX specification requires a Zilog Z-80 microprocessor and the Texas Instruments 9918 Graphic Chip.

This move, in part, was prompted by several of our MSX customers, said William H. Gates, Chairman of the Board at Microsoft. They had requested we provide a disk operating system with the standard MS-DOS disk format and user interface.

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