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Microsoft Facts: 10 things you might not know

July 18, 2021 | Tina Chubb
Microsoft Facts: 10 things you might not know

There may well have been an increase in Mac sales over the past few years, but there’s no denying the fact that Microsoft still has an undisputed dominance over the computer industry. A lot has been written about Microsoft over the years, but we may not know it all.

An interesting article, by Amy-Mae Elliott over at has provided a list of ten things that you may not have heard about Microsoft before. For example, did you know that the first ever mention of “Microsoft” came in a letter from Bill Gates to co-founder Paul Allen in 1975?

Bill Gates originally wrote the company name as “Micro-soft,” but it was officially registered as Microsoft in November, 1976. And do you know who composed “The Microsoft Sound?” Well if you don’t, then you will now as it was pioneering musician Brian Eno that did.

Another snippet of information – although not very useful – is that the top two drinks among Microsoft staffers are OJ, and milk. And as far as food is concerned, pizza appears to be at the top of the list of the most popular meals among Microsoft employees.

You can read the full list of things you may not have known about Microsoft, via the link above.

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