Introduction to Bill Gate and windows

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Bill Gates and Microsoft

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William Henry Bill Gates III
“We've really achieved the ideal of what I wanted Microsoft to become.”

? The King of the Microsoft Empire ?The world's richest man ?Technological visionary ?Software applications guru领袖 ?Great Philanthropist

Foresight Ambition Intelligence Responsibility Shrewd marketing strategist Aggressive corporate leader

Personal life
Workaholic Economist Philanthropy慈善家

Born: October 28, 1955. Seattle, Washington. Parents : William Henry Gates II (attorney) and Mary Maxwell (teacher); Family life: Wife: Melinda French (Microsoft manager) January 1, 1994; Children: one son and two daughters

? 1968 Lakeside School ? 1973 Harvard University pre-law degree ? 1975 dropped out of Harward

? 7 June 2007 Gates returns to Harvard to collect an Honorary degree名誉学位.

Lakeside Programming Group:1968–1969, Founder; Traf-O-Data:1970–1973, Founder; Gates, Paul Allen formed a venture called Traf-OData, to make traffic counters. made $20,000 Microsoft Corporation:1975–2008 Founder. CEO until 2000. Co-inventor of 2 US patents. Chairman until 2008 Post-Microsoft(June 2008 ) leave his full-time role at Microsoft concentrate on Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Charity work
? 1994 The William H. Gates Foundation. ? 2000 Three family foundations → Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ? 2007 Bill and Melinda Gates :The second-most generous philanthropists in 2010 "Gates-Buffet Giving America($28 billion already Pledge" By Gates, ----95% of their wealth) Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg

? 2005: Gates,Melinda and U2's lead singer Bono were collectively named by Time as the 2005 Persons of the Year. ? 2005: given the honor of Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. ? 2010 : honored with the Silver Buffalo Award by the Boy Scouts of America, its highest award for adults, for his service to youth.

Number one on Forbes list of The World's Richest People from 1995 to 2007 and 2009. In March 2010 Bill Gates was bumped down to the second wealthiest man behind Carlos Slim On September 22, 2011, Forbes magazine released the 2011 U.S. 400 web site's list, Bill Gates wealth as much as us $59 billion, ranking position's richest man

Net worth US$59 billion (2011)


1.Gates has appeared in at least one film: 《Waiting For Superman》

2.Gates was prominently featured in a film 《Pirates of Silicon Valley 》

Microsoft Corporation
The biggest software company

American public multinational corporation
Windows operating system Internet Explorer web browser Microsoft Office software suite

was founded in 1975

Bill Gates and Paul Allen

? headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA

This is Microsoft products

The development
Summer 1975 - Spring 1976 Gates joins Allen in Albuquerque, developing BASIC for the Altair. they start to refer to their own venture as Micro Soft or Micro-Soft.

? 1976 Gates and Allen register the trademark "Microsoft".

? 1980 Steve Ballmer is the company's first business manager.

? 1981 Microsoft is incorporated. Gates 53% ; Allen 31% and Ballmer 8%. Its revenues reach $16m. employs 128 people. ? 1983 Allen left Microsoft because of Hodgkin's Disease.

? 18 March 1988 Apple files a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that the "look and feel" of Windows is too similar to the Apple "graphical user interface". The legal battle is to last six years and Apple eventually loses.

? October 1995 With seven million copies of Windows 95 already sold, Microsoft's profits climb by 58% in a year. ? 25 June 1998 Microsoft launches Windows 98.

? January 2000 Ballmer is appointed chief executive of Microsoft.

? January 2007 Windows Vista and Office 2007 are launched.
? 2009 Windows7 is launched

Product divisions
For the 2010 fiscal year, Microsoft had five product divisions: Windows & Windows Live Division, Server and Tools, Online Services Division, Microsoft Business Division, Entertainment and Devices Division.

Criticism of Microsoft
? The company has been the subject of numerous lawsuits (控诉) by several governments and other companies for unlawful monopolistic (垄断的) practices. ? In 2004, the European Union found Microsoft guilty in the European Union Microsoft competition case.

Steve Jobs biography reveals he thought Bill Gates “ripped off other people’s ideas”

Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he’s more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just shamelessly ripped off other people’s ideas.”

Management style管理风格
? He aggressively broadened (扩大) the company's range of products. ? As early as 1981 an industry executive complained in public that "Gates is notorious(臭名昭著) for not being reachable by phone and for not returning phone calls."

? verbally口头的 combative好战, berating严责
managers for perceived holes in their business strategies or proposals. ? "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!"
? "Why don't you just give up your options and join the Peace Corps?" ? He was known to remark sarcastically,讽刺挖苦 的 "I'll do it over the weekend."