Gary Kildall

When I joined Novell, the company had recently purchased Digital Research, Inc., which was founded by Gary Kildall.  Some of the matters I worked on during my Novell days stemmed from that acquisition.  Today I saw articles about a portion of Kildall’s memoirs having recently been published online.  The document includes fascinating accounts of events from the early history of the personal computer industry, such as actions of Kildall, Bill Gates, and IBM that led to Microsoft establishing a monopoly in the personal computer operating system business.

PC pioneer Gary Kildall’s unpublished memoir revealed – – CP/M and BIOS inventor adds to story of how Microsoft’s IBM deal shaped the PC forever

CP/M Creator Gary Kildall’s Memoirs Released as Free Download

In His Own Words: Gary Kildall

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