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 for MS-Basic
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Microsoft Basic
  MS-BASIC
  
      (MS-BASIC) A dialect of BASIC from Microsoft,
     originally developed by Bill Gates in a garage back in the
     CP/M days.  It was originally known as GWBasic, then QBASIC
     and finally MS-BASIC.
  
     When the MS-DOS operating system came out, it incorporated
     the GWBASIC.EXE or BASICA.EXE interpreters.  GWBASIC ("Gee
     Whiz") incorporated graphics and a screen editor and was
     compatible with earlier BASICs.
  
     QBASIC was more sophisticated.  Version 4.5 had a full screen
     editor, debugger and compiler.  The compiler could also
     produce executable files but to run these a utility program
     (BRUN44.EXE) had to be present.  Thus source code could be
     kept private.
  
     From DOS 5.0 or 6.0 onward, MS-BASIC was standard.
  
     Version 1.1 produced stand-alone executables and could
     display graphics.
  
     Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.lang.basic.misc.
  
     [Relationship to BASIC in ROM on first IBM PC?]
  
     (1995-05-12)
  

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