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    Thumbs up The History of Microsoft.

    Channel 9 is running a series called "The History of Microsoft" that chronicles the struggles and successes of Microsoft covering a year per episode starting with it's inception in 1975. There is a new episode every Thursday with rare footage. Thanks for the heads up mvark.

    Thirty-four years ago, a nineteen year old kid and his twenty-two year old business partner sold their first program to a little computer company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The program was called BASIC, and it was the start of this company we call Microsoft.

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    Today, we’re beginning a brand new series called The History of Microsoft. Travel with us back in time as we discover the roots of one of the world's most important technology companies. Using rare video and photos we bring you the heart of Microsoft's struggles and successes. Year by Year. Every Thursday we will air a brand new episode beginning with 1975 where "The History of Microsoft" all began.



    More:
    The History of Microsoft - 1976
    The History of Microsoft - 1977
    The History of Microsoft - 1978
    The History of Microsoft - 1979
    The History of Microsoft - 1980
    The History of Microsoft - 1981
    The History of Microsoft - 1999. This page also give links to the periods between 1981 and 1999.

    Related read:
    Fast Facts About Microsoft.

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    One day this will be part of the educational curriculum

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    Great!
    I like History
    I could watch those videos yesterday

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    these videos are cool !! really innovative for me.....
    i read many of the documents related to the history of MS and biilg, i've collected many photos too..
    here is The History of Microsoft - 1982

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    Started watching them but then the size is too big for the running time so stopped downloading them lol ..

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    all released parts are in my collection, awesome vids...

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    Thanks... downloading now.

    I would also recommend watching the documentary (not entirely about Micosoft but something along these lines) called "Download: The true story of the Internet" As the host says about the whole thing, "You need to be a big time geek to get all excited about this". It aired in March..May be you can get a DVD copy.

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