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How Microsoft Has Evolved Over The Years?
Transcript of How Microsoft Has Evolved Over The Years?
William (Bill) H. Gates III is the founder of Microsoft Corporation. Born on Oct. 28, 1955, Bill Gates grew up in Seattle. His father is an attorney and his mother was a school teacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International. Bill is the richest man in the world.
Paul Allen is the CEO co-founder of Microsoft. He was a childhood friend of Bill Gates. He owns the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trailblazers. He is the 56th richest man in the world.
Paul and Bill
Windows is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft. Windows was introduced on November 20, 1985. As of April 2014, the most recent version of Windows is 8.1. There have been 11 versions of Windows
Seattle Computer Products
When and where was Microsoft founded?
Microsoft Corporation was
founded on April 4, 1975
in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
It's current headquarters are in
Redmond, WA. Microsoft moved
to Redmond on February 26, 1986.
Bill Gates decided to move to
Redmond because of Bill Gate's
association as a customer of a
company called Seattle Computer
What was their first operating system?
Microsoft's first operating system was Windows XP. An operating system is the software that supports a computer's basic functions. Windows XP was introduced on October 25, 2001. Windows XP is a personal computer operating system produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. The development of XP began late in the 1990's as Neptune.
Fun Facts :)
*Microsoft has more than 10,000 patents.
*It's a Microsoft tradition to celebrate events with M&M candies.
*Microsoft's favorite food is pizza
*Microsoft has a huge art collection
*As teens, Bill Gates and Paul Allen were hackers.
*Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard
*Microsoft was originally started as Micro-Soft. The hyphen got taken out in 1976.
*WinVer 1.4, the first virus to infect Windows, was unleashed in 1992.
*Apple tried to sue Microsoft out of existence in 1985 and 1988 for "stealing" drop-down menus, tiled windows, and mouse devices.
*Paul Allen retired from Microsoft in 1983.
Microsoft BASIC was the foundation
product of the Microsoft company.
It's first appearance was in 1975 as
Altair BASIC, which was the first
BASIC by Microsoft and the first high
level programming language available
for the Altair 8800 microcomputer..
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