English: The MITS Altair 8800 was a microcomputer design from 1975 based on the Intel 8080 CPU and sold by mail order through advertisements in Popular Electronics, Radio-Electronics and other hobbyist magazines. The designers hoped to sell a few hundred build-it-yourself kits to hobbyists, and were surprised when they sold thousands in the first month. The Altair also appealed to individuals and businesses who just wanted a computer and purchased the assembled version. Today the Altair is widely recognized as the spark that led to the microcomputer revolution of the next few years: The computer bus designed for the Altair was to become a de facto standard in the form of the S-100 bus, and the first programming language for the machine was Microsoft's founding product, Altair BASIC.
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- Altair 8800 - MfK Bern.jpg 3.58 MB
- Altair 8800 Computer.jpg 333 KB
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- Altair 8800, Melbourne Museum.jpg 1,013 KB
- Altair 8800-Computer.jpg 1.97 MB
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- Altair 8800b Computer.jpg 280 KB
- Altair BASIC Paper Tape.jpg 808 KB
- Altair Basic Sign.jpg 314 KB
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- Altairinside.JPG 1.97 MB
- CPU Altair 8800.jpg 78 KB
- Early Personal Computers.jpg 334 KB
- MIC Torino-altair8800.png 147 KB
- MITS Altair 8800 Front Panel.jpg 1,007 KB
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