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Erik
May 25th, 2009, 10:53 PM
The Altair 8800 was a minicomputer kit sold in 1975. The BASIC programming language written for these early systems got Microsoft off to a start in 1975.
thumb|right|An Altair 8800
Specs:
Intel 8080 (On the rare Revision 0 cards); common CPU is an Intel 8080A
Stock kits had 256 Bytes of RAM
Optional external 8" floppy drive(s)
BASIC or a ROM-able monitor as an OS; if you didn't have as OS... well, that's what those switches are for!
Blinking LEDs as the main display of output, or you could use a terminal.

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