The History Of Microsoft When anyone hears the name Microsoft to think of one person: Bill Gates, the founder of the company. It’s said that Bill Gates is one of the smartest programmers ever. After reading an article on the Altair 8800 from the popular electronics magazine in 1975, Bill Gates called the creators of the Altair 8800, MITS, offering to demonstrate and importation of the BASIC programming language for the system. Gates had neither the Altair nor the interpreter. However, in only eight weeks, Bill and Paul Allen had created the interpreter. The interpreter worked without any glitches in the demo and MITS was located. On the basis of that, Microsoft was founded.
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