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MMBasic on RPI Zero W - alone or needs OS?


Just now I read that there is a version of MMBasic for RPI Zero W. Does this run on Raspbian or similar Linux or is there a version that runs directly on the hardware like the original versions? I had Raspbian running but it is just so slow and so completely overkill. I just want something that boots in a few moments and runs MMBasic and nothing else. Is there a version of MMBasic for RPI Zero W that runs on bare metal, so to speak?

According to (which seems to be the main page for now) its just an executable that you run on the Pi. So it still needs an OS. Which also makes a lot of sense since otherwise quite a lof of interesting / required parts would need top be re-developed (e.g. display driver and networking).


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