12 Amazing Microsoft Trivia That’ll Get You Going!


10. Impossible what?

The Windows operating system has 50 million lines of code (a line averages 60 characters) and grows 20% with every release. It’s put together by 7,200 people, comes in 34 languages and has to support 190,000 devices– different models of digital cameras, printers, hand-helds and so on.

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    11. Didn’t Make It.

A few Windows versions which didn’t make the cut are:

1996 May 3 – Windows Nashville (Windows 96)
1997-1998 – Windows Cairo. (Planned after Windows NT)
1999 December – Windows Neptune. (Should have been the successor to Windows 2000 or Windows ME)

R.I.P un-released versions.

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12. I’m Hired, You’re Weird!

MS has a reputation of asking the most weird questions in a job interview. Considering how geeks and weird was synonymous till some time back, this doesn’t come as an absolute surprise. During a job interview, Microsoft can suddenly ask you “Why is a manhole cover round?”.  Such questions challenge the creative thinking of people on the other side of the table.

Also, watch out for trick questions like

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Hope you enjoyed some of the coolest and lesser known trivia about Microsoft.


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