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40 Amazing Things You Never Knew About Microsoft

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 08 April 2013, 05:55 Hrs
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Bangalore: Microsoft is the world’s biggest software company, a title it retained for almost 38 years  since its inception. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for microprocessor ‘Altair 8800’, and eventually monopolized the OS market with its MS-DOS and Windows series of operating systems.

Microsoft products like Windows OS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Servers and many others, and a rich documented history of the company may make you feel that you pretty much know about this software giant. But then there are some facts which could be your first time exposure. Read on to know 40 things you know about Microsoft, as compiled by Complex Tech.

#1 Co-founders of Microsoft, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, showcased their programming skills in high school by cracking into the security system of the Computer Center Corportation. The company soon hired them to help "find bugs and weaknesses" in its system.

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