Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of Microsoft's acquisition of what legendary software?


by / July 27, 2011

Answer: MS-DOS

According to, "On 27 July 1981, Microsoft gave the name MS-DOS to the disk operating system it acquired on that day from Seattle Computer Products (SCP), a hardware company owned and run by a fellow called Rod Brock."

Read the rest of the history of DOS in RegHardware's great article.

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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