QuickBasic 1.0x for Mac

Microsoft QuickBasic, not to be confused with the lesser QBasic, was a Basic interpreter and compiler product loosely based on GW-Basic. Version 2.0 for DOS and later included an Integrated Development Environment. Microsoft also produced QuickPascal and QuickC with similar integrated environments.

QuickBASIC was positioned as an entry level for their BASIC Professional Development System, and competed against language products targeted at hobbyists, such as those from Borland.

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Release notes

QuickBasic for the Mac combines the interpreter from Microsoft Basic 3.0 for Mac and the Microsoft BASIC Compiler 1.0 for Mac, that were sold previously separately.

Requires a Macintosh Plus or later (128k ROM required), and System 4.1/Finder 5.5 or higher. MacOS 7.x or later is not compatible.

A minor update "1.00e" makes it compatible with MacOS 7.x, but it is still not compatible with pure 32-bit Macs (more than 16MB of RAM).

Microsoft Basic/QuickBasic for the Mac was officially discontinued in 1995.

Installation instructions

This archive contains two 800K Macintosh disk images in raw sector format.

Product type
DevTool
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1990
End of life date
1995
Minimum CPU
m68K
Minimum RAM
1MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
MacOS
Download count
34 (5 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft QuickBASIC for Mac 1.00 (10-15-1990) (3.5-800k) for Mac 1.00 English 418.58KB 1
Microsoft QuickBASIC for Mac 1.00 Supplements (3.5-1.44mb) for Mac 1.00 Supplements English 502.83KB 1
Microsoft QuickBASIC for Mac 1.00e (4-23-1992) (3.5-800k) for Mac 1.00e (4-23-1992) English 323.25KB 3

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