BI Chinese station on April 3rd reported
Microsoft is now one of the world’s most powerful software companies. However, you may not know that it was a Hard Suits Inc 36 years ago.
36 years ago, that is, in April 2, 1980, Microsoft launched its first hardware products.
this hardware is a computer card for Apple Apple II. Open the Apple II, insert this computer card, it can let Apple II in another different operating system called CP/M to run a variety of software. This allows Apple II users to buy and use a variety of software developed for CP/M computers, including word processing software called WordStar. This software is not developed by Microsoft.
"once, computer card products bring to Microsoft’s revenue accounted for half of the country all the company’s revenue. In 1986, with the popularity of the CP/M operating system gradually faded, this product will stop production." Technology expert and blogger Marcel Brown (Marcel Brown) said.