Gary Kildall

Computer Scientist

1942 – 1994

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Who was Gary Kildall?

Gary Arlen Kildall was an American computer scientist and microcomputer entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system and founded Digital Research, Inc.. Kildall was one of the first people to see microprocessors as fully capable computers rather than equipment controllers and to organize a company around this concept. He also co-hosted the PBS TV show The Computer Chronicles. Although his career in computing spanned more than two decades, he is mainly remembered in connection with IBM's unsuccessful attempt in 1980 to license CP/M for the IBM PC.

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Born
May 19, 1942
Seattle
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • University of Washington
Employment
  • Digital Research
  • Naval Postgraduate School
Died
Jul 11, 1994
Monterey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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