By: Microsoft Corporation
Source: Microsoft Network home page, 1996. Available online at http://web.archive.org/web/19961022175327/http://msn.com (accessed March 11, 2003).
About the Author: The Microsoft Corporation (originally "Micro-Soft") was founded in 1975 by childhood friends Bill Gates (1955–) and Paul G. Allen (1953–). Both had a longstanding interest in building their own computers and left college to develop software for the new personal-computer market. Developing programs for computer manufacturers, Microsoft had annual revenues of $1 million by 1978. In 1980, Microsoft entered into an agreement with IBM for the Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS), which became one of the standard software programs in the industry. The phenomenal growth of the personal computer industry...
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