Altair BASIC

Altair BASIC was an interpreter for the BASIC programming language that ran on the MITS Altair 8800 and subsequent S-100 bus computers. It was Microsoft's first product (as Micro-Soft), distributed by MITS under a contract. Altair BASIC was the start of the Microsoft BASIC product range.

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Ed Roberts (computer Engineer) - Altair BASIC
... for Honeywell in Boston when they saw the Altair computer on the cover of Popular Electronics ... and knew the Intel 8080 was powerful enough to support a BASIC interpreter ... They sent a letter to MITS claiming to have a BASIC interpreter for the 8080 microprocessor ...
Micro Instrumentation And Telemetry Systems - Altair Computer - Altair Basic
... They saw the Altair 8800 computer in the January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics and knew it was powerful enough to support a BASIC interpreter ... They wanted to be the first to offer BASIC for the Altair computer, and the software development tools they had previously created for their Intel 8008 ... They would use it to develop BASIC ...
Altair BASIC - Versions and Distribution
... They produced several versions the original 4K BASIC and later 8K BASIC, Extended Basic, Extended ROM BASIC, and Disk BASIC ... As they expected, the Altair was very popular with hobbyists such as the Homebrew Computer Club ... Altair BASIC, as MITS's preferred BASIC interpreter, was also popular ...
Open Letter To Hobbyists - "Thieves" and "parasites"
... tape containing a pre-release version of Altair BASIC disappeared ... At the next Homebrew Computer Club meeting, 50 copies of Altair BASIC on paper tape appeared in a cardboard box ... MITS offered a complete Altair system with two MITS 4K Dynamic RAM boards, a serial interface board and Altair BASIC for $995 ...

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