Ivan's biography on Bill Gates

By aishk6s
  • The birth of Bill Gates

    The birth of Bill Gates
    Bill Gates was born in 28 October 1955.
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    The life of Bill Gates

  • Bill Gates goes into university

    Bill Gates goes into university
    Bill Gates graduated from high school (I don't really know exactly when), but dropped out in the middle of college because he couldn't concentrate on his studies. I guess that he was too busy thinking about Microsoft than to pay attention in class.
  • Windows is invented

    Windows is invented
    MIcrosoft creates Microsoft Windows. The first version, Windows 1.0, isn't too reliable. When you opened two windows at a time, the windows couln't overlap each other. Instead,they were tiled. Windows 2.0 made several improvements to the memory management and allowed windows to overlap each other. Windows 2.1 was released in two different versions. One of them had better memory than the other, but it still ran on the original version of Windows 1.0.
  • Microsoft goes public

    Microsoft goes public
    Microsoft makes it's work public. It gained a lot of money very quickly. It created Microsoft Office in 1990. It goes on to create Microsoftt Word and Excel. On May 22, it creates Windows 3.0, which is better than the previous versions of it. It has an enhanced amount of security and a user interface system.
  • Other versions of Windows

    Other versions of Windows
    Windows 3.0 and 3.1 were released in May 22, 1990. They had a security system that was very useful. The memory was also increased by a lot. Windows 95, 98, and ME were released a little while later. Windows 95 could easily detect and adapt to new hardware. It could also let file names grow up to 255 characters.
  • Other things about Gates

    Other things about Gates
    Gates marries Melinda French at January 1, 1994. They had three children. They are: Jennifer Katherine Gates (daughter), Rory John Gates (son), and Phoebe Adele Gates (daughter). Once, he breifly saved more than $101billion dollars. He lost some of it because he gave most of it to charity. He is the second-richest man in the world, one step behind a man called Carlos Slim.
  • books

    Bill Gates worte two books, "The Road Ahead" and "Business @ the Speed of Thought". "The Road Ahead" was published at 24 November 1995, while "Traveling at the Speed of Thought" was published in 1999. Both of them are about business.
  • United States vs Microsoft

    Gates decided to force computer makers to add Internet Explorer to Windows. The US didn't like that. They decided to put Gates on trial. He argued that removing Internet Explorer made the computer slower. The final decision was that Microsoft was to become broken into two deperate pieces, one to produce the operating system, and one to make other software.
  • Awards

    Gates was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his achievments, but he is not allowed to call himself "Sir" because of his USA citizenship. Gates also won "Innovator of the Year" award in March 31, 2006 and the "Einstein Award" in July 10, 2008. These are just a few of the awards that Gates recieved for his work.
  • Mordern and future versions of Windows

    Mordern and future versions of Windows
    Windows 7 was released on October 20, 2009. It is the version that a lot of people are using today. The taskbare has changed a lot. It is more easier to use. The memory is also huge. You can disable the Internet to save energy too. It really powers up everything. Windows 8 is still in progress. It is supposed to be faster than Windows 7 and is expected to be released in 2012 or later.