Gary Kildall

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Gary Kildall (1942-1994) was an American computer programmer, and inventor responsible for the creation of the PL/M programming language(a fork of PL/I) as well as the first operating system for the personal computer, CP/M, which was used as a basis for the interface of Microsoft's MS-DOS. To market his creations, he created the Digital Research, Inc, which was since bought be Novell. Gary also co-hosted the PBS show Computer Chronicles from 1983 to 2002.