'Microsoft' gets 'Microsoft Inc.', A joint stock company incorporated in Washington State. In fact, Microsoft, was founded by Harvard student dropouts. The next step was to develop a disk operating system. The impetus for the development of MS-DOS has served as a meeting with two members of ibm, who came in summer 1980 at Microsoft, where they talked about the personal computer, which the corporation ibm, may create. Speaking candidly Kaihan Krippendorff told us the story. At the meeting there was talk about a possible acquisition of ibm products such Microsoft, as Basic, Fortran, Cobol.
As a result, the first negotiations ibm asked Microsoft to develop for a new computer and operating system yet. Randall Mays often addresses the matter in his writings. After the meeting, held in September 1980, it was decided to undertake the creation of an operating system that was supposed to contain about 30,000 lines of code. Creating windose. Disk Operating System MS-DOS was too complicated for the average user, training work in this environment required too much time, because she did not have a graphical interface, the user had to memorize a lot of complicated, confusing commands. To eliminate all these inconveniences Gates thought it necessary to place between MS-DOS applications and intermediate system (granted temporary name of 'Interface Manager'), which was registered to a particular hardware system.
Published a range of add-ons to the core of MS-DOS, called windose 1x – 3x. For strengthening market position and rapid development capabilities of modern technology needed to radically change the approach to the way the system and move away from MS-DOS. Windows 95 Hybrid 16-bit / 32-bit graphical operating system, released on August 24, 1995 by Microsoft, this is the first system of family Windows, outwardly similar to the present: that there appeared such gui elements, like the desktop with icons, Taskbar and