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Microsoft releases early source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows

By Shawn Knight ยท 4 replies
Mar 26, 2014
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  1. Microsoft recently dusted off the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows and is making it available to the public for the first time. It's part of an ongoing effort by the Computer History Museum to...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,601   +1,888

    This is dumb, not to offer the complete set of MS-DOS versions, 1.0 - 8.0, as if it could possibly compromise security anywhere, why even bother than?

    MS-Word 1.0 - I don't think it will have much interest from anybody, because modern editing libraries are years ahead of that ancient Word engine.

    A strange move. If they wanted to make a statement, they missed it.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
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  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,409   +3,422

    I agree @VitalyT!

    They could release all DOS versions, as well as Windows 1 to 3.11 versions, and hardly anyone would care.
  4. OliTheG

    OliTheG TS Member Posts: 61   +27

    I feel like it has something to do with leftover legacy code from earlier MSDOS in XP.
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  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,409   +3,422

    You may be right about that.

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