Microsoft BASIC PDS 7.1

Although Microsoft did not invent BASIC, their founding product was a BASIC interpreter for the Altair computer. The descendants below includes Microsoft's BASIC-80 (MBASIC), BASIC-86 (pre-GWBasic), BASIC for Mac, BASIC Compiler 86/88, Basic Compiler for Mac, and Professional Development System 7.x. IBM Personal Computer Basic Compiler, GW-BASIC, QuickBasic, and Visual Basic are listed separately.

Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.1 is the last in the the traditional BASIC line. It is replaced with Visual Basic for DOS

Product type
DevTool
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1990
Minimum CPU
8088
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.1 (3.5) PDS 7.1 English x86 3½ Floppy 4.73MB
Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.1 (5.25) PDS 7.1 English x86 5¼ Floppy 4.94MB

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