Microsoft Word for Windows Version 1.1a Source Code Release
WordPerfect was the dominant PC word processor in the 1980s, and Microsoft's Word for DOS was a struggling also-ran. But then Microsoft's Word for Windows was released, and it captured almost the entire market in less than 7 years. Read the source code we release to see how brilliant it was!LEARN MORE
Microsoft MSDOS 2.0 Source Code Release
IBM got almost everything for their 1981 personal computer from outside IBM, including the software. They even asked Microsoft to provide the operating system. But Microsoft didn't have one either, so they got it from Seattle Computer Products, and after 30+ years you now get to see the source code.LEARN MORE
Download the Newest Edition of Core!
This year’s Core magazine features a special series of articles dedicated to the overlapping anniversaries of the web, beginning with the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee's first proposal for the World Wide Web. Also featured is an in-depth historical account about the major players who oversaw the complicated production of one of history's most successful computers, the IBM System/360. Read these stories and more in our latest edition of Core!
How Fred Brooks Saved the IBM System/360: Reflections from a Software Pioneer
In this oral history, legendary computer architect and educator Fred Brooks describes his early education, work life at IBM and project management of the IBM System/360, his founding of the computer science department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and reflects on issues facing software developers and project managers.
Revolutionaries Season 3 on KQED
Revolutionaries, the interview series produced by the Computer History Museum, in association with KQED Silicon Valley, returns for a third season. Take your front row seat for these intriguing conversations with renowned Silicon Valley leaders and innovators. The series airs on KQED Plus on Tuesdays at 7pm.