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Paul Allen and Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft as a small partnership on April 4, 1975, and Bill Gates became the CEO. They registered the name "Microsoft" with the secretary of state of New Mexico on November 26, 1976. More »

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Microsoft Word, first released in 1983 as "Multi-Tool Word," is a word processor available as a standalone product and as a component in the Microsoft Office suite. The first version of Microsoft Word was based on the fr... More »

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Bill Gates is an important part of the history of computers because he co-founded Microsoft, the world’s largest computer software company as of 2015. With the growing success of Microsoft, Gates has become one of the ri... More »

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Founded in 1975 by Paul Allen and Bill Gates, Microsoft is a leading software and applications developer. The company engages in developing, licensing and supporting a variety of software products and services. Microsoft... More »

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As of 2013, Microsoft's Office suite was traditionally the largest selling product produced by Microsoft, and it topped the company's largest sales segment: the Microsoft Business Division. Typically, the only time this ... More »

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Bill Gates' original business partner was Paul Allen. Although Gates and Allen originally co-founded Microsoft, Allen has since left the company and has been pursuing other research, business and philanthropic endeavors ... More »

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Bill Gates is an important part of the history of computers because he co-founded Microsoft, the world’s largest computer software company as of 2015. With the growing success of Microsoft, Gates has become one of the ri... More »

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