Bill Gates is not creator of Windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnerdo
    Basically all he actually wrote was BASIC.

    (I think.)
    But it was a very memory-efficient copy of BASIC.

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    Actually, Bill Gates was an extremely talented young man, highly intelligent too.
    All the buzzt!
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    Yeah. That's why I like Bill Gates Not everyone who's skilled in technology could have the same luck as he had, randomly. He's got talent in business and marketing.

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    Bill Gates was born into a wealthy family, but he lived like a middle class citizen. He ate pizza all of the time, and tango mix. He is a genius in fact, he wanted to become a great mathematician. When he went to Harvard he realized he wasn't the greatest, and thus thought it was pointless to become a mathematician since he wasn't going to be the best. Gates is a very competitive guy and doesn't lose, so when you mix that with a programming genius, business skills that he has read from his business magazines, intelligence, max drive, and tango he can do whatever he wants! In this case he created a monster corporation named Microsoft.

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    That pretty much says it all.
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    His parents were lawyers - always helpful in business.
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    There's a good movie aobut the young Bill Gates called pirates of silicon valley, it's worth watching.
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    I think his dad was a lawyer and his mom (Mary Gates) was a community worker of some sort.

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    I don't agree with everything that Microsoft does, but Bill Gates is a genius - if not a business mastermind. So he deserves some credit - don't hate him because he actually made it in life. Not just anyone could have pulled off what he did. In fact other 'bigger' companies at the time of the birth of the PC could have been where he is today....but they simply dropped the ball and didn't jump on the PC bandwagon until it was too late.

    There were a lot more people out there who could have programmed a better OS and probably could have programmed better.....but the fact is that they didn't. It's not just luck that put Gates where he is today.

    It's not the inventor who gets rich, but the one who can capitalize on the invention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
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    BASIC was created by a couple of professors from Dartmouth when Bill Gates was all of 8 years old.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BASIC_programming_language
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    Is Gates even the CEO anymore?
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    No, Steve Ballmer is.

    "William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation" -- his Web page.
    FAQ

    "The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs." -- Joseph Weizenbaum.

    "If you cannot grok the overall structure of a program while taking a shower, you are not ready to code it." -- Richard Pattis.

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