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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Comment by cosmotic
by cosmotic on Tue 25th Mar 2014 17:50 UTC
cosmotic
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2010-01-31

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

I would prefer Word not be part of eternity.

Edited 2014-03-25 17:51 UTC

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RE: Comment by cosmotic
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 25th Mar 2014 21:01 in reply to "Comment by cosmotic"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

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

...to torment all of humanity all the way through to the end of time.

Looking at it that way, I'm not so sure it's a good thing after all!

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RE: Comment by cosmotic
by Soulbender on Wed 26th Mar 2014 08:47 in reply to "Comment by cosmotic"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Oh come now. Word was awesome back when it fit on a floppy and you could take it with you wherever you went.
Well, maybe not awesome but practical and neat at least.

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