Did Bill Gates ever really contribute to tech or was he just another conman?

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    • #81714
      Anonymous
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      Did he ever really contribute to tech or was he just another conman?

    • #81715
      Anonymous
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      Investor pay autistic programmer.
      Autistic programmer makes program.
      Marketing person does marketing.
      Investor gets money.

      • #81742
        Anonymous
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        Everyone makes money, the investor gets back more, because he was the founder/the risk taker.

        • #81746
          Anonymous
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          show your flag

          • #81770
            Anonymous
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            posting from sunny tel aviv-yafo, don’t see how that’s relevant though…?

      • #81758
        Anonymous
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        Digits 🙂

    • #81716
      Anonymous
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      why are you even asking?

      • #81754
        Anonymous
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        this
        why would it even matter
        he’s a richfag and you’re not

    • #81717
      Anonymous
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      >Did he ever really contribute to tech
      DOS & Windows

      • #81718
        Anonymous
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        >DOS & Windows
        they have set bet humanity decades

        • #81719
          Anonymous
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          Yeah right,… It’s the useful and productive OS that has set humanity back by decades.
          Not smartphones which most of them are using Linux in the form of "android"

          • #81722
            Anonymous
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            >Yeah right,… It’s the useful and productive OS that has set humanity back by decades.
            >useful
            >productive
            just b/c you are too stupid and tech illiterate to use anything else, doesn’t make windows useful. It has 0 capabilities to actual use a computer like one can back in the day, terminal is shit, and powershell is a meme. It treats window as first class citizens b/c it thinks it’s userbases are toddlers. We would be decades ahead if it wasn’t for the dumbing down of computers my microsoft.

            • #81729
              Anonymous
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              what are you missing

        • #81724
          Anonymous
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          I mean there was MacOS 8 and nextstep at the same time so I guess it wasn’t all so bad.

      • #81720
        Anonymous
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        he didn’t write any code for either of those

        • #81721
          Anonymous
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          >he didn’t write any code for either of those
          Okay scitzo.

          • #81723
            Anonymous
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            he hasn’t written anything since DONKEY.BAS

        • #81744
          Anonymous
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          Prove it

        • #81762
          Anonymous
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          He had plenty of his own code floating around DOS, and DOS was the base for consumer-grade Windows up until XP, so he was in both. I don’t like Bill these days, but at the time, he was a legend.

      • #81765
        Anonymous
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        he created a variant of BASIC for ibm pc, and a compiler for it iirc

        dos was purchased,
        nt was derivative of vat/vax/vms, build by employees billy poached from them

        • #81766
          Anonymous
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          >nt was derivative of vat/vax/vms, build by employees billy poached from them
          Can’t blame Gates for that one. Digital had cancelled the PRISM/MICA project, so Dave Cutler was pissed and wanted out. When Gates tried to hire him, Cutler said he’d only take the offer if Microsoft hired his team as well. (see: "Showstopper!" by G. Pascal Zachary)

    • #81725
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      He was first to market. Nothing he did was extraordinary except for his charity work. Everything contribution he created would have come along in 6-12 months by another random in his garage.

      • #81727
        Anonymous
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        He wasn’t. In fact Microsoft DOS was never taken seriously by anybody who’s literate. I read that most academics were mocking DOS and its inferiority compared to even half baked academic projects

        • #81731
          Anonymous
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          >I read that most academics were mocking DOS and its inferiority compared to even half baked academic projects
          they still do this

        • #81735
          Anonymous
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          Everything about MS-DOS sucked ass and that transferred to NT. He realized something early on, people don’t pick operating systems. They "pick" software suites and use whatever OS is supporting them. DOS and even early Windows were important simply because of what the business world was doing.

        • #81745
          Anonymous
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          >pseudo intellectual "academics" coping, seething and dilating over the fact that a crude real-mode monotasking OS became so popular and important that almost every modern PC still includes backwards compatibility code for it

          • #81747
            Anonymous
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            It’s not like the academics were pretentious, DOS was really a buggy primitive toy compared to the rest of the industry. Tells you that the success of a tech business has mostly nothing to do with engineering actually even if the product itself is as deeply entrenched in engineering such OSes.

            • #81749
              Anonymous
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              >muh primitive
              It had to be primitive to not bog down the hardware of the time. The "academics" thought that everyone could just buy a $20000 unix mainframe to do their word processing and play games on. Faggots.

            • #81752
              Anonymous
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              Yes they were. They were also out of touch because they were playing with someone else’s toys that they never paid for.

      • #81730
        Anonymous
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        >>He was first to market.
        >BASIC and CP/M existed before M-BASIC and MS-DOS were a thing

        • #81734
          Anonymous
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          This

          IBM ended up with Microsoft because Kildall was out of town when IBM knocked on his door to use CP/M for their new IBM PC

          • #81736
            Anonymous
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            probably also offered worse terms for them

          • #81748
            Anonymous
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            Don’t forget that Bill’s mom was friends with IBM’s CEO John Opel (both were United Way committee members). If it wasn’t for this connection, I doubt IBM would have taken a chance on them.

            • #81751
              Anonymous
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              >"""friends"""

            • #81753
              Anonymous
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              It’s called networking retard. People literally tell you to do it. Not anyone else’s fault you and your good-for-nothing parents wasted your lives being mediocre nobodies.

      • #81768
        Anonymous
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        >charity work
        >killing thousands of African children with a faulty vaccine.
        I guess this is LULZ, that’s pry charity work to some.

    • #81726
      Anonymous
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      Well he didn’t write dos I know that much.
      Watch the movie pirates of silicon valley, it’s a fun movie old movie about early apple and microsoft.

    • #81728
      Anonymous
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      You realize a conman could contribute just as much as a programmer? It’s actions that shape the flow, you don’t have to know how to build a gun to use it to change history.

    • #81732
      Anonymous
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      Neither.

    • #81733
      Anonymous
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      Steve Jobs was to Steve Wozniak as Bill Gates was to Paul Allen.

    • #81737
      Anonymous
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      Gates did a lot in the early days of Msoft, I can’t deny that. Msoft itself payed a lot of otherwise experience lacking but capable people a ton of $$$ and you can hate yur nonphree software all you want but Windows and Msoft programs have contributed a lot to making work easier.

      He also stole a lot of code, ruined lives, and used his Masonic rich and connected family to secure deals for his company that he didn’t deserve when much better alternatives were already there.

    • #81738
      Anonymous
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      Not even memeing I’d fuck her. She’d make a hell of a sugar mama too.

    • #81739
      Anonymous
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      >My Computar

    • #81740
      Anonymous
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      Another example of being financially cucked by your wife

    • #81741
      Anonymous
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      The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.

    • #81743
      Anonymous
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      Altair Basic was the only genuine contribution of Bill Gates.

    • #81750
      Anonymous
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      He did contribute to tech by being a conman.
      He allowed the PC Clone makers to thrive and create an accidental open platform.

      • #81755
        Anonymous
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        >He allowed the PC Clone makers to thrive and create an accidental open platform.
        That was the first step, sure. But it was still "the IBM PC" because IBM set the hardware standards. It only became "the PC", free from IBM’s hold, when Compaq led the clone makers to revolt against their Micro Channel plans.

        • #81756
          Anonymous
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          Yes, but to that to happen, they used MS-DOS and Windows, which Bill G sold behind ibm’s back

          • #81757
            Anonymous
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            But if it wasn’t for Compaq, if Micro Channel had become the industry standard, all clone makers would have to pay IBM to make clones.

            • #81759
              Anonymous
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              Neither won.
              MCA and EISA got BTFO by PCI

              Also MCA was a fucking hassle from hell that required specific files for every MCA device that embedded itself in the BIOS etc..
              Not a very good standard at all

              • #81761
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                >MCA and EISA got BTFO by PCI
                Of course no standard lasts forever, but EISA was still alive in the late 90s (especially on servers) while MCA flopped. The point is, IBM was not in charge of the PC anymore.

    • #81760
      Anonymous
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      single handedly delayed technology for at least a hundred years with his shitty stolen operating system

      • #81763
        Anonymous
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        not true
        there is linux

        • #81764
          Anonymous
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          true, linux is useful enough to have delayed it by several hundred

    • #81767
      Anonymous
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      > doesn’t know
      billy g made his fortune and name off of selling BASIC, not just for PC but a whole bunch of other systems. some of them became hugely iconic, especially the c64 that sold in record numbers that still haven’t been beaten. without billy’s BASIC they probably would have tanked.

    • #81769
      Anonymous
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      Nah, his husband Bill did all the work

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