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Bill Gates The founder of the Microsoft has a lot of people who like him and I can tell that for sure just by looking at his fortune There are however people who not only despise him but dedicate entire web-sites to criticizing him and his company Some have even gone as far as throwing pies in his face Its kind of weird that one of the worlds smartest and richest people didnt even finish college In 1975 he dropped out of Harvard to form a partnership with Paul Allen to make micro-soft they dedicated all their time in basic the first computer language program written for a home computer It wasnt until November 1976 that Microsoft became an official company In 1977 the partnership between Bill and Paul Allen became official Thats also when they delivered their second language product FORTRAN In 1978 besides making a third language COBOL-80 Microsoft went international by forming a partnership with the founder of ASC2 Corporation in Japan The following year the company went into the European market and won the ICP Million Dollar Award with the 8080 BASIC Starting with the early 80s Microsoft started expanding the product range from languages to operating systems and its first hardware product the Soft-Card designed for the Apple 2 users The newly made business signed a contract with IBM and released the first version of MS-DOS but this operating system wasnt a very good one because it required its users to have a thorough knowledge of commands The company moved into businesses with a spreadsheet program the Multiplan Also at this time the Microsoft Local Area Network MILAN began linking all of Microsofts in-house development computers together In May of 1983 the mouse is introduced in September the Word processing program and in the following November Windows is introduced which was an extension of the MS-DOS operating system Windows allowed a user to view unrelated application programs simultaneously
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