Microsoft's first wildly successful operating system was ms-dos or microsoft disk operating system, which microsoft wrote for ibm in 1981 and was based on tim paterson's qdos in the deal of the century, bill gates only licensed ms-dos to ibm. Bill gates history william gates , the son of a prominent seattle, washington lawyer, was an underachieving math whiz in school he was first exposed to digital computers while in the seventh grade and worked on various computer projects for the next several years.
Bill gates was born william henry gates in seattle, washington, on october 28, 1955, to a high-spirited family with a history of entrepreneurship his father, william h gates ii, is a seattle attorney his late mother, mary gates, was a schoolteacher, university of washington regent, and chairwoman.
Bill gates is born william henry bill gates iii (born october 28, 1955) is an american business magnate, philanthropist, and chairman of microsoft, the software. Timeline of microsoft corporation a history timeline of computing giant microsoft share flipboard email print microsoft founder bill gates shows the newly-released windows 30 courtesy of microsoft microsoft founder bill gates: his life, legacy, and philanthropy. Bill gates quitting microsoft corporation steve ballmer, former ceo of microsoft in early january 2008, during the opening ceremony of the consumer electronics show, bill said that by the beginning of july he is going to leave microsoft.
Microsoft has announced that bill gates will step down as chairman of the board of directors at microsoft, and will assume a new role on the board as 'founder and technology advisor' in his new.
Microsoft was founded on april 4, 1975, by bill gates and paul allen in albuquerque, new mexico its current best-selling products are the microsoft windows operating system , microsoft office suite of productivity software, xbox , a line of entertainment of games, music and video, and bing , a line of search engines. Bill gates founder and technology advisor william (bill) h gates is founder, technology advisor and board member of microsoft corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
In 1987, the year after microsoft went public, 31-year-old gates became the world’s youngest billionaire on this day in 1975, at a time when most americans use typewriters, childhood friends bill gates and paul allen found microsoft, a company that makes computer software.
Microsoft corporation, leading developer of personal-computer software systems and applications the company also publishes books and multimedia titles, produces its own line of hybrid tablet computers, offers e-mail services, and sells electronic game systems, computer peripherals ( input/output devices ), and portable media players.