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What does GW-BASIC mean?
GW-BASIC was a dialect of the programming language BASIC developed by Microsoft. There are several theories on what the initials “GW” stand for. The common theories as to the initials origins include “Graphics and Windows”. It may have also been nicknamed Gee-Whiz because it had a large number of graphics commands. Or it can be from Greg Whitten, an early Microsoft employee who developed the standards in the company’s BASIC compiler line.