Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

A dramatised history of the beginning of the personal computer revolution charting the formation and rise of Microsoft and Apple.

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Apple II

Apple's first great success is the Apple II that they display at a computer fair and use extensively in the Apple offices.

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Epson QX-10

Apple acquire an NEC machine (in fact a QX-10) from Japan to get their first look at Windows.

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Obviously, the QX-10 was not made by NEC, but also it was not capable of running Windows.

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MITS Altair 8800

Microsoft's first project is developing the BASIC language for it Altair 8800. MITS send them an Altair when their project bears fruit. Altairs also appear at the Homebrew Computer Club.

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Xerox Alto

Apple are invited to Xerox to view the Alto where they take many of its ideas for they Lisa and Macintosh computers.

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