Re: Interesting Facts about Bill Gates
- From: "Gerald C Newton" <electriciannospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 14:45:14 -0800
"Amy" <rajeshsharma7779@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Interesting Facts about Bill Gates
Here is some more on Bill Gates:
MS-DOS that Bill Gates and his partner claimed to have written in the early
80's was a rewrite of the 8-bit CP/M language invented by hobbyist.
They paid the man $15K for CP/M and the man died broke.
MBASIC or Microsoft Basic, the programming language that Bill Gates took
credit for and that used to be sold with every PC and was placed on a chip,
was a rewrite of free OBASIC that was written by a Dartmouth Professor in
1962 so his students could better use a computer and given to the world for
And of course we know about the graphical user interface Windows that was a
copy of Apples operating system.
Bill Gates took what the computer enthusiasts thought should be free and put
his mark on it and copyrighted it and made billions.
Also, remember Netscape. The code for Netscape came from the supercomputer
group working at the Univ of Illinois. They were grad students that
developed the code probably using a government grant. When they left
college they split into two groups. One became the Netscape group and the
other the Spyglass group.
The Netscape group gave their browser away for years as Netscape. Finally
they decided to go public and offered an IPO that soared on its first day of
trading. About 95 per cent of users were using Netscape at that time.
About a week later Microsoft who purchased a license from Spyglass started
giving away Internet Explorer and that destroyed Netscape. MS kept writing
improvements to their browser and stopped following the International
standards so that pages that ran in IE would not be compatible with
Netscape. This destroyed Netscape even further that was later bought by Sun
Microsystems. Is it now no wonder that Sun now gives away OpenOffice suite
that is about as good as Microsoft Office.
Oh yes, remember all those software companies that were developing digital
movie making software. It didn't take MS very long to incorporate the best
of what was available into Movie Maker now embedded in Windows.
Now the last bit of news. Just the other day Bill Gates was telling
Congress that the Visa laws needed modification so more foreign workers
could come to the US including the special Visa for bringing in workers so
they can be trained. I have a relative that has trained two, not one, but
two India Indians to do his job and they went back to India and took the job
with them and my relative was laid off twice from his Redmond, Washington
Bill Gates is not a nice person, he is a thriving marketeer and thief!
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