Monday, April 04, 2011

Microsoft birthday

36 years ago in 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen formed a small firm called Micro-soft. Bill was 19 and Allen was 22. Their first customer was MITS who manufactured Altair - the first personal computer. Bill and Allen develop Basic programming language for the machine.

Few years later this Basic also run in many computers including Apple II and Radio Shack's TRS-80. Microsoft moved from Albuquerque to Bellevue, Washington, in 1979. It incorporated in 1981. The big fortune came when IBM introduced its personal computer with their Microsoft’s 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0.

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