Well, you can bring up the OS from ROM without working mass storage. That's 
definitely an advantage, especially for the early days, when we didn't have 
fast storage (i.e. floppy only).

Compared to the Atari, that's ROM-TOS vs. Disk-TOS (but not running from ROM)


> Am 12.05.2020 um 19:12 schrieb Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users 
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> A simple bootstrap loader would do the trick, right? Why a complete SMSQ/E in 
> EPROM? As far as I remind, TT has written such one, having it it one of my TT 
> disks (for Atari).
> Am 12.05.2020 um 18:28 schrieb Peter Graf via Ql-Users:
>> Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users wrote:
>>> Hmm, so why use it in an EPROM?
>> You need some kind of ROM to boot the machine and load the OS. This can be a 
>> separate loader, like inside the Q68, but then it needs to access mass 
>> storage to load the OS. In case of the Q40 and Q60, the OS can boot 
>> completely without any mass storage, which is faster. 
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