Barbarians Led by Bill Gates

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Barbarians Led by Bill Gates: Microsoft from the Inside
AuthorMarlin Eller, Jennifer Edstrom
CountryUnited States
SubjectComputer Software Industry, Microsoft Corporation
PublisherHenry Holt
Publication date
338.7/610053/0973 21
LC ClassHD9696.63.U64 M534 1998

Barbarians Led by Bill Gates: Microsoft from the Inside is a book that was jointly written by Jennifer Edstrom and Marlin Eller, an American programmer who was a manager and a software developer at Microsoft Corporation from 1982 to 1995, and development lead for the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) of Windows 1.0 and also for Pen Windows. Written as a third-person account of Eller's experiences at Microsoft, it goes into detail about the early years of Microsoft and its emergence as a massive corporation.

Two chapters of the book deal specifically with the business contacts between Microsoft and GO Corporation. In April 2008, as part of a larger federal court case, the gesture features of the Windows/Tablet PC operating system and hardware were found to infringe on a patent by GO Corp. concerning gesture interfaces in operating systems for portable computers.[1]


  1. ^ Mintz, Jessica (2008-04-04), Microsoft to Appeal $367M Patent Ruling, The Associated Press, retrieved 2008-09-04

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