The first product that they produced was the first version of the BASIC programming language for the Altair, which was the first personal computer. Microsoft then licensed BASIC to other companies, such as Apple Computer, Commodore, and Tandy Corporation. In 1977, Microsoft released its second language product, Microsoft FORTRAN. Microsoft got its biggest break in 1980, when IBM chose Microsoft to write the operating system for the IBM PC personal computer. This was historically the biggest turning point for Microsoft.
But in any case, it is better to be safe than sorry. Some good Mac antiviruses include MacKeeper, Kaspersky, and Trend Micro (Sutherland, 2014). As with Mac, security of Windows is also unique. Windows XP was the greatest thing to happen to Microsoft since 3.0, and it was a shame to see it go on April 8, 2014. Jumping from XP to Vista was no easy task, and left a lot of people unsatisfied.
Microsoft was given its name by Allen. It’s made up of two names, Microcomputer and Software. The company moved to Washington State to accommodate the work since it was getting harder to find qualified employees. The main product of Microsoft was language called BASIC. In June 1980, IBM and Microsoft joined together for a project called “Chess”.
By the late 80’s, Microsoft had created many different versions of MS-DOS with each improving on the latter. Then, in spring of '89 they had unveiled Microsoft Windows. A graphical interface incorporated a mouse and appealing looks. At first Windows was not widely accepted, but after trial and error with versions to follow, Microsoft gained enough support to mass implement the system worldwide. By 1995, Microsoft hit yet another benchmark when it introduced Microsoft Windows 95.
Open Source The significant difference between the Linux and Microsoft operating systems is the two basic classifications each of them falls into: open and proprietary. Open systems refer to any stan... ... middle of paper ... ... find out information on their own rather than accepting what Microsoft feeds them, but the educated consumer is a necessity for a successful capitalistic society. Bibliography Web Sites: Microsoft History (http://www.geocities.com/saurabh_jain1000/Microsoft/history1.htm,05/01/02) History of DOS (http://www.houlden.f9.co.uk/msdos/,05/01/02) Forbes.com People (http://www.forbes.com/people/,06/01/02) Netcraft survey (http://www.netcraft.com/survey,07/01/02) United States v. Microsoft (http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/ms_index.htm,07/01/02) The Motley Fool Microsoft vs. Linux (http://www.fool.com/portfolios/rulemaker/1999/rulemaker991124.htm,07/01/02) Books: The Cathedral & the Bazaar (Eric S. Raymond.) Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution.
Through the rest of the last seventies and early eighties, Microsoft’s products were mainly based around BASIC, but for the other competitors in the computing world, such as the Commodore 64 and the Apple II. UNIX, an operating system developed in 1969 by AT&T, has licensed out variants of its original works over the years, the most commonly known is the still licensed, Mac OSX, and the various forms of the open source OS, Linux. But this too is where Microsoft began its venture into the OS market in 1980 when a variant was obtained and dubbed, Xenix. Xenix became the first the rum the immensely successful word processing program, Multi-Tool Word, now Microsoft Word. In 1980 Microsoft was approached by the big time company, IBM, with the task of developing a new OS.
This venture was successful at first, but soon led to a lawsuit by Apple against Microsoft in 1988. Apple had licensed certain parts of its graphical user interface to Microsoft to use in Windows 1.0, but when Microsoft came out with version 2.03, Apple claimed Microsoft had stolen certain elements. The court ruled in favor of Microsoft saying that most of the interface elements were covered by the 1985 license. (Linzmayer, 1999) Microsoft's second joint venture was with IBM to develop OS/2. IBM was directly involved in the design and implementation of this software.
Steve Jobs then embarked on building an apple with GUI which led to creation of LISA and subsequently apple macintosh which inspired Gates to build a successor of MS-DOS. after about 10 years in 1995 microsoft came up with windows 95 which incorporated many OS features and contain large amount of 16 bit intel assembly language. then came windows NT which was full 32 bit system. windows NT was renamed to windows 2000 including some modifications which was not a great success either. on the other hand
With about 90% of the world's population using windows you have to wonder that if they really knew what Microsoft products were all about, they would think twice before getting one. Maybe not a lot of people know this but there have been over 100 bugs identified in the Windows Vista operating system since its release on January 30, 2007. Of course this is not a new thing for people who have been using Windows OS for a while. Most expert computer user knows that when the first operating system designed by Microsoft came out it was completely full of bugs. Why?
Automated AntiTrojan 8211 A Necessity for Windows 9598 Users Software Security has been a top priority for all the Operating System programming companies. Although Windows 95/98 is the most widely used operating system all over the world it is certainly not the best when it comes to security. There are many flaws that have been discovered and exploited by ‘hackers’. These hackers take advantage of the loopholes in the system to break through the security and give them access to a lot of confidential data in users’ computers across the Internet. Microsoft the producer of Windows 95/98 has not taken enough security measures when they programmed the operating system.