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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Xenix would be nice
by pfgbsd on Tue 25th Mar 2014 19:29 UTC
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2011-03-12

Given that the classic SVR4 was released by Caldera some time ago, and the CSRG BSD is available too, it would be really nice to see Xenix.

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RE: Xenix would be nice
by pfgbsd on Tue 25th Mar 2014 19:41 in reply to "Xenix would be nice"
pfgbsd Member since:
2011-03-12

Given that the classic SVR4 was released by Caldera some time ago, ... .



Ugh, correcting myself ... not SVR4 but the ancient UNIX versions. I guess the OpenSolaris release is what is most similar to a SVR4 source release though.

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