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The user may be referring to the Microsoft BASIC-80 (MBASIC), a version of the BASIC programming language that was released for early microcomputers, including Altair and IBM PCs in 1980. The preinstalled version of this language was known as GW-BASIC on later computers with DOS operating systems. It became one of the most popular languages for hobbyist programmers due to its ease of use but was often criticized by professional developers for favoring simplicity over functionality. The language continued to evolve into later versions through various companies, though it is less prominent now that other languages have become more specialized and powerful.

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