Following the release of the Altair 8800, Bill Gates, as managing director of Microsoft called the creators of the new microcomputer, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (Micro Instrumentation Telemetry Systems) (MITS), offering an implementation language BASIC programming for the system. After the demonstration, MITS agreed to distribute Altair BASIC. Gates left Harvard University and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where MITS was located, and founded with Paul Allen, Microsoft in 1975. The first international office of the company was opened on 1 November 1978 in Japan under the name “ASCII Microsoft” (now known as Microsoft Japan). On 1 January 1979, Microsoft moved to Bellevue in Washington. On 11 June 1980, Steve Ballmer joined the company. Ballmer happen after Bill Gates as Microsoft CEO.The old Microsoft logo Microsoft’s first products after its founding, other than BASIC interpreters, would COBOL and Fortran compilers. The first operating system that the company publicly released was a variant of Unix in 1979. AT T acquired through a distribution license, Microsoft dubbed Xenix, and hired to adapt its operating system to several platforms. Xenix was transferred to Santa Cruz Operation, which adapted the system for microprocessors 80,286 in 1985 under the name of SCO UNIX. DOS (Disk Operating System) was the operating system that brought the company its first success. In August 1981, after negotiations failed with Digital Research, IBM, Microsoft agreed to provide a version of an operating system CP / M, which was designed for the IBM PC. For this idea, Microsoft bought Seattle Computer Products a clone of CP / M called 86-DOS, which IBM renamed to PC-DOS.Eventually, the market then witnessed a flood of IBM PC clones after Columbia Data Products successfully cloned the IBM BIOS. Aggressive marketing by MS-DOS to manufacturers of IBM-PC clones, Microsoft rose from a small competitor to become one of the leading suppliers of software for personal computers. industry. The company expanded into new markets with the launch of Microsoft mouse 1983 product that was originally manufactured by them, also highlight the creation of a division named Microsoft Press.
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Painting A Surface
Where to start? You start with the fact that the paint and the painted surface in terms of physical and chemical properties must be compatible with each another. Each facade material for best results requires its own color. Before starting the work necessary to determine the type of surface and analyze its condition, because the surface characteristics determine the requirements for one or another form of paints and varnishes. For example, for the concrete surfaces of paint used must be weather-and alkali-resistant, for timber – water-resistant, Elastic and non-combustible, for metal – are necessary corrosion resistance and moisture resistance. In addition, if the surface has been previously painted, then it is necessary to determine the composition of old paint.
If they are not compatible, the result may turn out the most unpredictable. Once defined the type of surface, it is very important to evaluate quality and to prepare the base before applying the cladding coating. Training surface includes the cleaning, degreasing, hardening impregnation, finishing leveling, and in conclusion – the opaque coating primer to equalize the color and improve the adhesion (bond) to paint. It should be remembered that the only good-quality surface preparation will provide a quality finished surface. It is known that the appearance and durability of facade coatings depend on: 60% – from surface preparation; 10-15% – of the correctness of the paint; 25-30% – on the quality of the paint itself.
Selecting the type of facade paints for exterior paint binder divided into three groups: acrylic paint, silicate paint, latex and silicone paint. To date, the world's leading paint facade materials are acrylic coatings – paints, primers, enamels, fillers. The main advantages of acrylic materials – durable and reliable protection of covered surfaces. It is worth to underline the fact that the acrylic coating (unlike oil, alkyd, silicone, etc.) and has the ability to flexibly "Breathe".