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Microsoft Basic

Microsoft BASIC is an early programming language that evolved from Dartmouth BASIC. It was created by Bill Gates and Paul Allen for the MITS Altair 8800, marking Microsoft's first product. The language simplified writing code by using English words rather than cryptic symbols. Over time, Microsoft developed various iterations of BASIC to accompany their operating systems, such as GW-BASIC for MS-DOS and Visual Basic for Windows environments. These versions introduced features like structured programming and event-driven GUI design to keep up with the changing needs of software development in a rapidly evolving industry.

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