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I do not know if this would be of any use to TDF/LO, or any of the users of this list, but I thought this was something that might be interesting reading and a "first" for Microsoft.


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Microsoft Revisits the '80s With MS-DOS, Word for Windows Source Code

By Pedro Hernandez | Posted 2014-03-26 Email this article Email Print this article Print

In a blast from the past, the software giant releases the source code to some of the products that were most instrumental to its success. Decades before Windows 8.1 and Office 365 hit the market, MS-DOS and Word for Windows graced the hulking, low-resolution CRT monitors of '80s-era PC users. Now, Microsoft is finally letting the public peek into the code that made those two early software offerings tick and helped set the stage for one of the IT industry's biggest success stories.

"On Tuesday, we dusted off the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows," said Roy Levin, distinguished engineer and managing director of Microsoft Research, in a March 25 statement. Working with the Computer History Museum, "we are making this code available to the public for the first time," he announced.

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