December 06, 2008

Personality of this month


Bill Gates

William Henry Bill Gates was born in Seatle,Washington 1955.He enrolled himself in the Lakeside school and when he was in his eighth grade,his school bought a general electric computers for the students.Gates took interest in programming the system in BASIC.This was his 1st achievement.Later he learnt various source code for many programs including tat were in COBOL,FORTRAN etc.

Gates then contacted Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems(MITS) and informed tat he and his friend Paul Allen had been working on a BASIC interpreterand therefore they were hired into MITS.The friends named their partnership "MICROSOFT".This trade name was registered in Mexico in 1976.


Microsoft's BASIC became very famous throughout and Microsoft became independent of MITS in 1976.Gates continued writting programming languages for many systems.In 1980,IBM approached Microsoft to design an  operating system for their new PC.Therefore MS-DOS came up which made Microsoft play a major role in the industry. 
Since then Gates has been the chairman of Microsoft and he launched Microsoft Windows in 1985.Till this day there is no OS other than Windows considered to be user friendly.Windows has reached luke and corner of the world. Hence Gates aptly says

"There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft."
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