Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Mar 2014 17:17 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Microsoft

The Computer History Museum announced today that it has, with permission from Microsoft Corporation, made available original source code for two historic programs: MS-DOS, the 1982 "Disk Operating System" for IBM-compatible personal computers, and Word for Windows, the 1990 Windows-based version of their word processor.

Great move by Microsoft - this ensures these programs remain available for eternity.

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No MS-DOS spell checker then :-)
by rklrkl on Wed 26th Mar 2014 16:02 UTC
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I downloaded the zip file and looked at the README.txt for MS-DOS 2.0 and found several spelling mistakes:

accomodate
asembled
distriibuted
distrubute
iinch
overide
shipable
skeltal
utiliity

Looks like no-one in MS had any spell checker software, including for DOS 2.0 itself :-)

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