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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About Time...
by benali72 on Tue 25th Mar 2014 18:28 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

Fantastic! I've been looking for a Windows 8 replacement.

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RE: About Time...
by Nico57 on Wed 26th Mar 2014 01:22 in reply to "About Time..."
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2006-12-18

I'm looking for a Windows XP replacement.
The clock is ticking... :-(

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RE[2]: About Time...
by MOS6510 on Wed 26th Mar 2014 07:19 in reply to "RE: About Time..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

What's wrong with Windows 7?

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RE[2]: About Time...
by judgen on Thu 27th Mar 2014 04:21 in reply to "RE: About Time..."
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

You got until 2015 until XP is no longer supported. So do not worry. By then you will perhaps made a move.

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