Why billgates succesful in his business
Bill gates is both a programming genius and an excellent businessman. He formed Microsoft Corp. in 1965 and he and other visionaries like Joe Wozniac & Steve Jobs (Apple) realized that Intel's invention of the Microprocessor "chip" would make it possible to redude the "closet" size of the computers down drastically to the size of what we refer to as personal computers today.
Bill acquied the rights to the DOS (Disk Operating System) software which was installed on the early IBM and Compaq PC's starting in 1981. While more and more people were buying DOS (and Apple) machines in the 80's, Bill realized that DOS was a character based operating system No Icons, or graphics/pictures appeared on the monitor sceen - only letters and numbers - so he designed the Windows operating system to provide a Graphical User Interface (GUI) which, he realized, would be a lot more popular with users than DOS.
Windows releases 1 and 2 were not too popular - they were limited in what they could do. But Starting with Windows 3 and especially with Windows 95, the Windows operating System became a hugh success and made Bill a Billionaire.
By the way, if you want to see what it was like working with PC's in "DOS days", just click on Start, Run, and type in CMD and press enter. You will get a command box (frequently referred to as a dos box) and if you know DOS, you can create batch programs, program in Basic or Asembler language, use the Debug program (if you know how to) and live in the world of DOS like we had to in the 80's. One big difference -- In the eighties, we couldn't just key-in "Exit" forrowed by ENTER and get back to windows - Windows didn't exist!!
If you have any additional questions contact me by clicking on the "Add a comment" link located under your problem description on FixYa. Also, if you believe that this information was helpful to you, please rate my solution using FixYa's "Solution Helpful" rating scale.
Jun 25, 2011 |