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Altair Basic

Altair BASIC is a high-level programming language that was the first product of Bill Gates and Paul Allen's company, Micro-Soft. The language was designed for the MITS Altair 8800 microcomputer in the mid-1970s. It is credited as being one of the first personal computer products to make money outside hobbyist circles. Altair BASIC inspired an early generation of computer enthusiasts to develop software for electronic devices, signaling a paradigm shift toward home computing.

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