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Microsoft Basic

Didn't Bill's programmer friend port it from Dartmouth Basic (for 6502 or 8080), which was a mainframe or minicomputer teaching language, a cut down ForTran.

I think it was their first successful product and was on both some 8080 S100 machines with CP/M as well as on the Apple II (6502)?

However it was long ago, if about 40 years counts as long ago. I do remember buying an edition of Byte with a picture of the Apple II and a review on a business trip to Galway, Ireland in late 1970s.

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