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    Born on Oct. 28, 1955, Gates grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Their late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International. Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13. In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived down the
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    Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, N.M., to the Seattle area.
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    IBM introduces the PC, running on MS-DOS
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    Microsoft ships its first version of Windows.
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    Microsoft’s stock goes public.
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    U.S. and European antitrust investigations settled; Microsoft agrees to change contracts with PC makers. Settlement is rejected in federal court, then reinstated in 1995.
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    Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 2.0, challenging Netscape’s Navigator Web browser.
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    Gates steps aside as CEO, giving the post to Ballmer, remains chairman and becomes chief software architect.
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    Microsoft announces Windows Mobile for handheld computers and phones.
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    Microsoft shows off new Xbox 360; console hits shelves in November.
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    Microsoft introduces Zune music player.