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In 1985, a year before its stock market debut, Microsoft was still a scrappy start-up trying to ride a deal with IBM to bigger and better things.
 
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Microsoft over the years
Ending The Bill Gates Legacy
In 1985, a year before its stock market debut, Microsoft was still a scrappy start-up trying to ride a deal with IBM to bigger and better things.
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