The Making of Microsoft

The Making of Microsoft

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Ichbiah, Daniel | Knepper, Susan L. Prima Publishing, 1991
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An adaptation of the French Microsoft: Les Nouveaux Magicians (Microsoft: The New Magicians), this is the inside story of one of the most spectacular American companies of the microcomputer age. The Making of Microsoft details the early history of Bill Gates and his closest associates - from when Gates was in the eighth grade and Paul Allen was a high school sophomore. The two of them carefully tracked the early evolution of bug-riddled software, positioning themselves as software experts and successfully debugging early applications. This eventually led to their creation of the DOS operating system and the subsequent hiring of their fellow classmates from Lakeside School to form the original Microsoft Corporation.