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why its Microsoft not MegaSoft??

Discussion in 'Bing' started by LOD, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. #1
    hey guys have u ever wondered why the biggest software company in the world is called Microsoft, not Megasoft???
    please share ur thought on this...
    SEMrush
     
    LOD, Nov 25, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. zodiac

    zodiac Peon

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    #2
    because in 1975 they were micro and didn't know they'll be mega. :p
     
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  3. mindblaster

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    #3
    lol... :D:D:D
     
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  4. Shailendra Mishra

    Shailendra Mishra Peon

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    #4
    Actually naming their company Microsoft was strategically very correct as in that era microcomputers were on evolution.
    So microsoft was intended to mean Softwares for Microcomputers.
    Remember at that time meaning of computer was not PC. It was microsoft which make computers personal through its popular operating system called windows.
     
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  5. TJ Coldstepper

    TJ Coldstepper Peon

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    #5
    What mishraonline said is partially correct... Microsoft initially began when Bill Gates convinced the developers over at MITS or Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems in order to distribute Altair Basic. This was when Bill left school and moved to New Mexico, where the MITS office was located and founded Microsoft.

    Softwares for MicroComputers is what we generally have interpreted from the facts that we have about the founding of microsoft. However, no one knows went in inside Billy's mind back then :)
     
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    #6
    y megasofts y not MACROsofts :D
     
    mrockz619, Nov 25, 2009 IP
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    #7
    Absolutely spot on! +1
     
    surbjit, Nov 25, 2009 IP
  8. Stroh

    Stroh Notable Member

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    #8
    Cause it's David VS Goliath.

    Little guys beat the big guys. That and IBM was the big ones back then.
     
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  9. Smith15

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    bill gates kinda got to blackmailing IBM when he came to power. He has an interestign biogrpahy. I recommend you guys watch the documentary on Bill gates.
    Not a very friendly chap he was ;) Plus it wasnt bill gates who single handedly managed all this..there was this senior friend of his too..but he died due to some sorta disease as much as I can rem. and till then Microsoft wasnt very popular.
    Anyway: about the question....its not a very smart question :p
     
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    gameutopia Peon

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    It does kind of make you wonder if any big giant corporation would have had a different name than what we know, would they still have become as big as they are today. Or would people be turned off by such a dumb name. Guess we will never know. I still think microsoft sounds better than megasoft. Maybe because that's all we've ever known though.
     
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  11. RightMan

    RightMan Notable Member

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    #11
    It is true that Microsoft started out small, making softwares for micro comp. But times have changed and so has the size of the company.
    If live can become Bing, why not microsoft become megasoft? :eek: :rolleyes:

    Regards,

    RightMan
     
    RightMan, Nov 25, 2009 IP
  12. mhmdkhamis

    mhmdkhamis Well-Known Member

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    #12
    that's funny maybe megasoft out soon
     
    mhmdkhamis, Nov 25, 2009 IP
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    #13
    why not macrohard :)
     
    ivanf, Nov 25, 2009 IP
  14. shefalidhume@yahoo.com

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    #14
    i feel its good idea and in 21st century now the name should be change as megasoft with soft technology
     
    shefalidhume@yahoo.com, Nov 25, 2009 IP
  15. TJ Coldstepper

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    You cannot be serious? Wait.. are you ?
     
    TJ Coldstepper, Nov 26, 2009 IP
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    kazimn Active Member

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    Is bing that popular, if keep it beside LIVE? :p NO NOT AT ALL
    They won't change the name man :)! It's been out everywhere and Important thing is They are popular as the name of MICROSOFT. It's an old name. If you say microsoft to change name, then why not Adobe? Intel? Digitalpoint? NO! They're not going to be change :)! It's too late.
     
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  17. TJ Coldstepper

    TJ Coldstepper Peon

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    I am not sure why you quoted me, as the reply was totally irrelevant to what I wrote.

    I was just marvelling at the fact that some people can speak as brainless a talks as the ones by shefalidhume guy.
     
    TJ Coldstepper, Nov 26, 2009 IP
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    #18
    lol... I agree..
     
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    Bohra Prominent Member

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    #19
    coz they wanted a brand name and Microsoft Sounds better than MegaSoft
     
    Bohra, Nov 29, 2009 IP
  20. Allrounder

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    #20
    Ur name is LOD(say) why not DOL?? Its only a name...
     
    Allrounder, Nov 29, 2009 IP