Interesting and Weird Facts about Microsoft Windows
History of Microsoft: “Micro-soft” was firstly written by Bill Gates in a letter to Paul Allen in 1975. Microsoft Company was registered in 1976 in New Mexico. Microsoft has changed its logo several times. Windows 1.0 was launched about 25 years ago in 1985. It was first named as Interface Manager. The First Operating System, Microsoft coded was Xenix, which was a version of UNIX under a different name. But it was MS-DOS made for IBM PCs that gave it a foothold in the software market.
Microsoft Employees: A Microsoft employee is called as “Softie”. About 90,000 people are working in Microsoft; among them 76 % are males. Pay Package for a new Developer at Microsoft starts from US$ 106,000.
Microsoft Holds over 10,000 Patents and files around 3,000 every year. Microsoft also rewards its staff members with $1,500 for securing a new patent.
Microsoft Foods: Microsoft offers free drinks at its campus. 23 million free beverages are served on the corporate campus each year. Free Candies are also offered at Campus Shuttles. Pizza is the favorite food in all 35 cafeterias of Microsoft.
CON Folder Cannot be Created: You cannot create a folder named “CON” in any version of Microsoft Windows.
Microsoft Word Magic: Write “=rand(200,97)” without quotes, press enter and see the magic of MS Word. It is called rand function. If you feed it two numbers, it generates dummy text for you. The first number is the number of paragraphs, and the second is the number of sentences in that paragraph.
Favorite Operating System: With 85% computer users, Windows is the most favorite Operating.
The First Windows Virus was called Winver 1.4.
Interesting and Weird Facts about Bill Gates
Bill Gates wrote a class scheduling program for his school. He tweaked the program’s code so that he was placed in classes with mostly female students.
Bill Gates, World’s Richest Man: If Bill Gates was a country, he would be the 37th richest country on earth. The US national debt is about 5.62 trillion, if Bill Gates were to pay the debt by himself; he will finish it in less then 10 years. Michael Jordan is the highest paid athlete in US. If he doesn't drink and eat, and keeps up his annual income i.e. US$30 Million, he'll have to wait for 277 years to become as rich as Bill Gates is now. Now you are able to imagine that how wealthy Bill Gates is. But let us have look on the other side of the picture, If Microsoft Windows' users can claim US$1 for every time their computers hang because of Microsoft Windows, Bill Gates will be bankrupt in 3 years.