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BILL GATES ANDHIS CONTRIBUTIONS email@example.com @Vishnu_Kishor
An Introduction• The 2nd Richest personal in the world with $61 behind Carlos Helu Billion according to Forbes• Born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington• Began to show an interest in computer programming at the age of 13 at the Lakeside School• He pursued his passion through college• Found himself a friend, Paul Allen, with whom he laid foundation of Microsoft
• Currently he is chairman of Microsoft Corporation• It is a worldwide leader in software brand• MS provides services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential
CONTRIBUTIONSSome of his major contributions to computer science was• Inspiring the home computer (pc)• Introduction of Microsoft Windows• Bringing of people close to technology• User-friendly softwares and programs
Microsoft Operating System and MS-dos• Microsoft - Originally a company that wrote applications and languages• Had not written any OS untill IBM approached them for help on its pc• Bill Gates purchased the operating system known as CPM DOS from a small software company in Seattle• Leased the OS to IBM as Microsoft Disc Operating System (MS-DOS).• Lease agreement gave IBM unrestricted use of DOS.• When COMPAQ approached Microsoft about licensing MS- DOS, Microsoft leased it to them on a per PC basis,• It proved more profitable for Microsoft.
•Bill Gates built the worlds largest softwarebusiness, Microsoft through –technological innovation, –keen business strategy, and –aggressive competitive tactics•In 1986, Bill Gates took Microsoft public with aninitial public offering (IPO) of $21 per share.•Gates held 45 percent of the companys 24.7million shares and became an instant millionaire atage 31.•His stake at that time was $234 million ofMicrosofts $520 million. Over time, the companysstock increased in value and split numerous times
• In 1987, Bill Gates became a billionaire when the stock raised to $90.75 a share.• Since then, Gates has been on the top or near the top of Forbes 400 list of the worlds wealthiest people.• In 1999, with stock prices at an all-time high and the stock splitting eight-fold since its IPO, Gates wealth briefly topped $101 billion.
WINDOWS• Windows 1.0 in 1983 – It provided GUI an multitasking• Windows 2.0 in next 7 years which added many programs , versatility and many more features• 3.0 in 1990 which had improved GUI features (sold more than 10 million copies)• Followed by 3.1 and 3.11 with added networking support
• Developed – Windows 95 – 98 and 2000 – Millenium edition – And the most widely used XP – Recently developed OS like • Vista • Windows 7, and • Windows 8• Microsoft currently employs over 80,000 in above 100 nations
Other Info’s• Along with his wife, Melinda, found ‘Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’• Foundation have well over $30 billion to support charitable initiatives in areas of global health and education.• Have written two books – The Road Ahead(1995) – Business @ the Speed of Thought(1999)
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