Computer History Museum Releases Source Code for MS-DOS and Word with Microsoft's Blessing

Computer History Museum Releases Source Code for MS-DOS and Word with Microsoft's Blessing

Here's something cool and nostalgic.

Working with Microsoft, and getting the company's approval, the Computer History Museum today has released the source code for the 1982 release of MS-DOS and the 1990 version of Word for Windows.

Making the bits available as downloads, the Computer History Museum has also wrapped a nice history for each product around each release and download link.

Unfortunately, as soon as the release was announced, the Computer History Museum web site started experience a multitude of outages. I guess the site must not be utilizing a modern Cloud hosting provider. So, good luck getting the pages to load. If you are able to view the pages, here's a tip -- don't refresh the page.

I'm not sure, exactly, what one might do with the source code for these old applications, but who knows, maybe a whole HAM Radio/Amiga computer community will grow from it.

You can read all about each release and download the source code bits from these links:

Microsoft Word for Windows Version 1.1a Source Code

Microsoft MS-DOS Early Source Code

The Computer History Museum, a nonprofit organization, is based in Mountain View, California.

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