17 Facts About Microsoft Windows

1. Microsoft Windows rewards its staff members for securing a new patent.

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2. Microsoft Windows holds over 10,000 patents and files around 3,000 every year, ranking as one of the top five patent owners in the US.

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3. Microsoft Windows gathers arts from local artists, up-and-coming artists and big names such as Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close and Takashi Murakami.

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4. Microsoft Windows has split its stock nines times since it went public back in March 1986.

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5. Microsoft Windows currently employs 88,180 people who work across 32,404,796 square feet of Microsoft's premises, over 50,000 of which are US-based.

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6. Microsoft Windows is excited to bring technology tailor-made for gaming to Windows.

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7. On January 6, 2005, Microsoft Windows released a Beta version of Microsoft AntiSpyware, based upon the previously released Giant AntiSpyware.

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8. Microsoft Windows releases security patches through its Windows Update service approximately once a month, although critical updates are made available at shorter intervals when necessary.

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9. Microsoft Windows began to integrate Git into Team Foundation Server in 2013, but Windows continued to rely to Source Depot.

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10. Microsoft Windows has previously used a proprietary version control system called "Source Depot".

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11. In 2017 Microsoft Windows announced that it would start using Git, an open source version control system created by Linus Torvalds.

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12. Microsoft Windows introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985, as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces.

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13. Microsoft Windows started as a vision, but its development vastly shaped the world of IT, perhaps more than any other OS.

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14. Microsoft Windows is a group of OSs manufactured by Microsoft.

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15. Microsoft Windows makes it easier to run programs than DOS did.

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16. Microsoft Windows is a popular operating system software for computers.

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17. Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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