Born in 1956, he was brought up in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from University of Washington in 1984 with a doctorate in computing science. After graduating he went to work for DEC in Seattle for Dave Cutler.
On 7 November 1988, he moved with the majority of Cutler's team to Microsoft, where he was a member of the initial team that developed Windows NT. In particular, he worked on file systems, porting DOS's FAT and OS/2's HPFS filesystems to NT. He also worked with Tom Miller in designing and implementing the first version of NTFS, the new file system designed for Windows NT.
- Zachary, G. Pascal (1994). Showstopper! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft. Warner Books. ISBN 0-02-935671-7. Search this book on
- Gary D. Kimura - contact page at University of Washington website
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