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Gary Kildall (1942–1994)

Gary Kildall was born on May 19, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He was married to Dorothy McEwen. He died on July 11, 1994 in Monterey, California, USA. See full bio »

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Computer Chronicles Himself - Host / Himself - Digital Research
The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires Himself (founder, Digital Research)


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 1996 The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (founder, Digital Research)
 1995 Shin denshi rikkoku (TV Series documentary)
 1983-1989 Computer Chronicles (TV Series)
Himself - Host / Himself - Digital Research
- Personal Information Management (1989) ... Himself - Host
- IBM PS/2 (1987) ... Himself - Host
- The New Macs (1987) ... Himself - Host
- The Macintosh Computer (1985) ... Himself - Host
- Software Piracy (1985) ... Himself - Host
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 2013 Triangulation (TV Series)
Himself - The Computer Chronicles
- Stewart Cheifet (2013) ... Himself - The Computer Chronicles
 1995 Computer Chronicles (TV Series)
Himself - Host
- Gary Kildall Special (1995) ... Himself - Host

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Besides being known as a co-host in The Computer Chronicles, Kildall was also known throughout the industry as the one behind the CP/M operating system, which among other things led to the microcomputer boom of the early 1980s and influenced 86-DOS, an operating system initially developed as a CP/M workalike and later spun-off as Microsoft's MS-DOS.

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