Originally posted by manicx
Not only that... They also did a lot of things for the 8bit Commodore computers...
They also wrote almost all of the floating point Basic that was included in ROM in all Apple II machines from the II Plus onward - Applesoft Basic. Apple modified it somewhat to add support for some of the Apple's graphics features, but at the core it was all Microsoft. Even then they pretty much had a monopoly when it came to being the supplier of the Basic interpreters that were found in virtually all of the computers then being made for the home market.