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Microsoft Corporation is an American tech company founded in 1975 and headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA. The company began as a developer of programming languages, and slowly expanded to operating systems, office applications, entertainment, and a seller of hardware. They currently hold a dominant lead on the operating system of desktop computers with Windows.


I have been using Microsoft products since the late 1980s when I first encountered MS-DOS v3.2. My family's first computer came loaded with MS-DOS v5.0 and Windows 3.0 with media extensions. Since then, I have used nearly every version of DOS and Windows as well as a large variety of Microsoft applications, programming languages, and gaming software. However, my use of Microsoft is not because I prefer their products, in general I tend to hate them and think they've steadily gotten worse since the mid-2000s. Instead, I use Microsoft because they have such a huge market share, that it's difficult to have access to all the software I like without using their products.


These are programs that have a particular importance to me.


I used to use the majority of Microsoft applications, but over the years, I have found superior free replacements for nearly all of their apps.


Microsoft rarely develops games in-house, and instead pays third-party developers to make games for them, and then publishes them. These are the games Microsoft worked on that are important to me. For all Microsoft games, see the categories for games developed or published.

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