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Bill Gates and Gary Kildall
Two who were contested against each other to become IBM's software supplier
Former head of IBM Developement Team (1980); Ran lab in Boca Raton, FL; first one to propose "open architecture" to IBM
Building of a product (In this case, IBM's first PC) using only parts purchased from other suppliers.
Saved deal between Microsoft and IBM by creating a OS called QDOS; Owner of CL Computer Products
Thought IBM made a $100 million mistake by giving one third of IBM PC sales to Microsoft and one third to Intel; Founder of Oracle
Tom Watson, Sr.
Founder of IBM; With help from son got IBM to emerge as the top computer in the world
too laid back and avoided conflict
What were Gary Kildall's flaws that kept him from prospering and being as rich or richer than Bill Gates?
Figuring out how a pre-existing product works in hopes to create a similar product
Company that is a society in itself; wanted to compete with Apple PCs after the Apple explosion (originally sold mainframes)
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