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Source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows goes online

Microsoft offers soruce code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows to educate noobs on how things were in the early days.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Wed, Mar 26 2014 12:50 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Microsoft has the most popular operating system in the world, granted a lot of people hate it. If you look back at the history of the computer world, Microsoft has been around almost as long as the PC has been around. Before Windows, Microsoft had MS-DOS.

Source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows goes online | TweakTown.com

If you were around in the early days of computing, you might have even spent time using that OS. Microsoft has announced that it has put the source code for MS DOS 1.1 and 2.0 online for the first time. The source code is being offered in cooperation with the Computer History Museum in an effort "to help future generations of technologists better understand the roots of personal computing."

Along with the source code for MS-DOS, Microsoft is also putting the code for Word for Windows 1.1a online. That was one of the first word processing programs that Microsoft offered. Microsoft announced that the code was going on line via a blog post written by Roy Levin.

Levin wrote, "On Tuesday, we dusted off the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows. With the help of the Computer History Museum, we are making this code available to the public for the first time."

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Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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