Developed CP/M for Digital Research in 1974
Before the development of the IBM PC and the dominance of MS-DOS, almost all personal computers ran on CP/M, Kildall's operating system. In 1980 Kildall rejected an offer from IBM to license his operating system to run the new IBM PC. Instead, IBM bought a simple operating system from Bill Gates for $50,000, ensuring Microsoft's future prosperity.
July 6 Gary Kildall killed in a brawl at a biker bar in Monterey.
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