As a tribute to his dedication to the computer industry, here we present 10 works best, as well as Bill Gates’s 10 biggest blunders of his career with Microsoft for nearly 40 years.
10 Best Work Bill Gates
1. Internet Explorer (IE) (1995)
It is not difficult for people to remember the “Internet Explorer” as the standard that once formed the image of Gates as the king of technology companies. IE is also an application that led the making of Ajax-based applications via XMLHttpRequest and popularize the CSS specification, although the installation of CSS in IE tends to lose than most other modern browsers today.
2.Media Center (2002)
Tivo’s DVR dominate and competitors who continue to come – and go back over the years, Media Center has always been a high-quality products that are less valued. Even though he admitted that the company continues to strive to facilitate the use of their products, but Windows Media Center is really proving that Microsoft is still able to make a sophisticated product that is easy to use.
3.MS-DOS (1981 – 2000)
This one is a legend and cannot be used by ordinary people – but bring in money like water to him, and help Microsoft make the concept of software licenses.
4.Office (1989 on Mac, 1990 on PC)
Word, Excel and PowerPoint separately to carry out their duties properly, but when Microsoft combined them into one package called Office – he has selling points that have been proven to improve productivity – is required by virtually all companies today.
5. Peripherals (1982)
Microsoft has a software company since its establishment, did not prevent them from making high-quality equipment. Before the Xbox and Zune, they even have popularized the mouse wheel, force-feedback joysticks, controllers, modern optical mouse and ergonomic keyboard.
6. Windows 3.1 (1992) / NT 3.5 (1994)
It took several versions before successfully, but when Windows finally released version 3.1. Microsoft finally has a product that can attract PC users from the command line. Windows NT may be unable to quench the thirst of all users, but at least it brings the OS to the world of 32-bit as well as paves the way for the computer desktop as we know it today.
7. Windows 2000 and XP (2000)
When thinking about Microsoft and the new millennium, fortunately Windows ME are not the only product that came after Y2K, as Windows 2000 immediately come to save the world. Windows 2000 so successful that Gates decided to use Windows 2000 as the foundation for the next desktop OS, which XP is the view of many people remains a high-quality OS that was last issued by Microsoft.
8. Windows CE / Mobile (1996)
Two projects of Windows CE and Windows Mobile directly executed by order Bill. What was originally just a small component, has now developed into mobile OS which can be used on almost any portable device that exists.
9. Xbox (2001) and the Xbox 360 (2005)
In 1999, Bill believes that all multimedia will eventually come together in one place and said that the new gaming / multimedia device will be a Trojan horse for Microsoft to enter the living rooms around the world. In 2001, the Xbox into new territories that were previously dominated by Sony’s Playstation and Nintendo N64.
10. Visual Basic (1991-1998)
Visual Basic bring a huge impact for the world of computers. Although ordinary computer users have probably never heard of VB Microsoft first released 17 years ago, the ease of use and graphical display that VB has enabled many enthusiastic to become application developers which resulted into many third-party applications created for Windows in the 1990’s .
Runners-up: DirectX, Flight Sim, Portable Media Center, Solitaire and Minesweeper
10 Worst Work Bill Gates
1.Auto PC (1998-2001)
Continuing the success of the portable PC segment, Microsoft makes the Auto PC that was originally promised to revolutionize in-car entertainment. But the problem is when the Auto PC is launched, the cars already equipped with a variety of CD-players. In-car navigation devices, voice recognition and an MP3 player when it was still considered science fiction (especially considering the price is still more than four digits of the time).
2. Microsoft Bob (1995 – 1996)
Unfortunately, no one gives Bob a chance because he is very disturbing. Bill was dating Melinda French, program manager of Bob. Unfortunately Bob takes more performance than that of most existing computers at the time and there are quite large markets. Fortunately, the love affair between Bill and Melinda did not suffer the same fate.
3. Cairo (1991, but never released)
Ask people what defines a map of Microsoft technologies in the era of the 90s and you’ll get “Cairo” in response. Announced before Windows NT 3.1 was released, Cairo is sometimes described as an operating system, sometimes as a collection of some new technologies that are intended to guide Microsoft achieve a better architecture than NT. After spending money and development time are not counted, Cairo eventually canceled.
4.MSN Music (2004) and URGE (2006)
At MSN Music, Microsoft’s effort to create an online music store that uses subkripsi system fails, headstrong Bill did what he usually did, create a new brand and launch it again. When he showed up at CES 2006 as URGE which is a cooperative project with MTV, many people are skeptical, and the service was again failed.
5. Origami / UMPC (2006)
Printed this one is too expensive, not very useful, using the OS for desktops and have short battery life indicates that the UMPC is still not completely ready for use.
6. OS / 2 (1987-2006)
Started as a collaboration project between Microsoft and IBM and was originally seen as the successor to the kingdom of DOS / Windows. At first this OS showed its potential by using the HPFS file system, better networking capabilities and an elaborate display. However, deteriorating relations between the two companies then kill OS / 2.
With Windows 3 a sudden success, IBM did not want to make the OS compatible with all hardware, and Microsoft who do not like coding OS / 2 are “performing slower,” Gates finally decided not to continue development of OS.
7. SPOT watches and MSN Direct (2004-2008)
When the concept of automatic watches that can receive content through FM frequencies introduced by Microsoft, it seems that it is a brilliant idea. He even personally handle the project. However, when the product was launched, he was hit by various problems: poor outer appearance and size that is too big plus poor ad campaign. Plus, mobile web has begun to warm, all the people who are interested in this concept has been able to get all the information they need through the phone.
8.Windows Genuine Advantage (2001)
Depending on who you ask, the WGA is a very serious violation of privacy, causing headaches, only minimal protection against piracy or all of them.
9. Windows ME (2000)
No one quite understands why the existence of the Windows Millennium Edition. Unlike NT-based Windows 2000, Windows ME maintained MS-DOS as its foundation, and even perform slower and more unstable than its predecessor Windows 95 and 98.
10. Windows Vista (2007)
I think that this explanation is not necessary anymore. It took a remarkable development, but the launch had so many problems with browser compatibility, hardware and more. Vista is also widely regarded by many large companies to not bring many advantages in addition to the look than Windows XP.
Runner-up: Actimates, Pocket IE, Games for Windows – Live, Xenix