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 for Microsoft
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Microsoft
  
  
      The new Evil Empire (the old one was IBM). The basic complaints are, as
      formerly with IBM, that (a) their system designs are horrible botches, (b)
      we can't get source to fix them, and (c) they throw their weight around a
      lot. See also Halloween Documents.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Microsoft Corporation
  Microsoft
  
      The biggest supplier of operating systems and
     other software for IBM PC compatibles.  Software products
     include MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Windows NT,
     Microsoft Access, LAN Manager, MS Client, SQL Server,
     Open Data Base Connectivity (ODBC), MS Mail, and SNA
     Server for Windows NT.
  
     Microsoft was founded as "Micro-soft" in 1975 by Bill Gates
     (now CEO) and his high school pal Paul Allen.  Their first
     product was a version of BASIC for the new Altair computer
     [which one?].  In 1980, IBM chose Microsoft to supply the
     operating system for the IBM PC.
  
     On the UK television program "The Net" in May 1994, Bill
     Gates said he was betting his company on the information
     highway".
  
     Quarterly sales $1293M, profits $362M (Aug 1994).
  
     http://microsoft.com/)">(http://microsoft.com/).
     ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/)">(ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/).
  
     Interesting Info and Other Microsoft WWW Servers
     http://www-drg.microsoft.com/devinfo.htm)">(http://www-drg.microsoft.com/devinfo.htm).
  
     Microsoft Windows Developer Information
     http://www-drg.microsoft.com/devinfo.htm)">(http://www-drg.microsoft.com/devinfo.htm).
  
     Microsoft Research Group Information
     http://research.microsoft.com)">(http://research.microsoft.com).
  
     Win_News
     http://microsoft.com/chicago/ms-www/ms-intro.htm)">(http://microsoft.com/chicago/ms-www/ms-intro.htm).
     maintained by the Personal Operating Systems Division to
     distribute information on Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS and
     Windows 95.
  
     (1998-11-06)
  

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