Bill Gates : Research Paper

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Bill Gates - Research Paper
“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” – Bill Gates. (addicted2success.com) Bill Gates would learn through trial and error, education, and with the help of educators and parents that nothing was impossible. Bill Gates started Microsoft, a leader in personal computer software and designer of electronic products. He is not only an businessman, but Bill Gates is also known for his generous financial donations to societal causes that continue to improve millions of lives around the world through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bill Gates was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. His father was William H. Gates II, and his mother Mary Maxwell Gates. He was nicknamed Trey as his formal name is William H. Gates III.
His interest in computers would begin at Lakeside School in 1967. Lakeside founded a programmers group where he was given access to computers and his interest grew. During this time he met Paul Allen, who was two years older, and who would later become a business partner. Bill hacked Lakeside’s main computer allowing himself more computer time. He invaded the network and installed a program on the main computer that replicated itself on the rest of the network’s computers, making them crash. When the school found out what he had been doing, he was severely punished, and prohibited from, using the computers the rest of his junior year at Lakeside. In 1971, he was back helping Allen write a
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