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Happy Anniversary, Microsoft!

33 years ago, April 4, 1975, 19-year-old Bill Gates and 22-year-old Paul Allen joined forces to create a partnership called Micro-soft. The company incorporated in 1981, and went public in 1986. If you had invested in Microsoft in 1986, the value of that stock would be worth 280 times as much today! Wired has an extremely short version of the history of Microsoft. Link -via Digg

(image credit: Doug Wilson/Corbis)

Well, you have to be pretty impressed by their entrepreneurial spirit of those two guys. It's interesting how a lot of the guys who worked in their garages or basements end up building profitable and powerful companies.
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a convicted monopoly currently pushing its proprietary Silverlight garbage and Vista trash on the world. How many computer stores can you walk into at the moment and choose from several other Operating Systems other than Microsoft Windows? The monopoly continues while the corrupt Justice Departments of the world sleep on their cash stuffed pillows...
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@ ride:

If it wasn't for Gates, and Allen, you wouldn't be able to read about them, and comment. I wouldn't be able to read your comment.

My loss.
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