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On November 26, 1976 the company was registered under the name of Microsoft with the Secretary of State of New Mexico. The name was first used in a letter sent by Bill Gates to Paul Allen on November 29, 1975. On October 22, 1979, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for Microsoft, being the first U.S. federal trademark filing by the company. On January 1, 1979, the company moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to a new home in Bellevue, Washington.

The first operating system released publicly by the company was Xenix, a variant of Unix in 1980. In 1981 MS-DOS, was introduced.

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