7 Weird Facts To Usher You Into Windows 9…I Mean 10

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7 Weird Facts To Usher You Into Windows 9…I Mean 10

7 Weird Facts To Usher You Into Windows 9…I Mean 10

I have been using Microsoft since I was ten years old, probably even before that. It hasn’t been an easy road for the Microsoft company either, let’s not forget the train wreck that was Windows Vista. But, Bill Gates and his company are real enthusiasts for technology, and they just keep trucking along. Today Windows 10 is being unveiled, but while you wait, why not check out a few odd tidbits about Gates and his company.

Windows 8.1 Going Straight to Windows 10

As you may have guessed from the title, Windows has chosen to skip over “Windows 9” entirely. But, why? A few theories have been floating around, the first being that the skip over 9 may mean Windows is changing completely. We had seen that before when we switched over from Windows 95 to 98. Another possible theory is a little more technical, essentially by skipping over Windows 9 the team would avoid having to rewrite any code.

Write in Word this: “=rand(200,99)” No, really! 

All I’ll say is the theory behind this one is to test out fonts and layouts on. I just think it’s nifty.

You Can’t Name Your Folder That

For some unknown reason, Windows won’t let you name any folder “con”. So if you wanted to save your legendary cosplay pictures in a folder simply called “con” you can’t.

Microsoft Office For Macs 

In 1989, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Office to Apple. This occurred one year before it was ever introduced to Windows.

Code Name Thor God Of Thunder

Whenever something new is being developed at Microsoft, it’s given a code name. For whatever reason, quite a few have been named after gods and other creatures of mythology. Hermes, Hydra, and Atlas are just to name a few. Of course, Microsoft Outlook was code named “Ren and Stimpy” so there’s that.

A text file made with Notepad, with the following content

First, it’s important to note that this only works on Windows XP if you have that then do this: Go to Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad. Write in Notepad the following text: “Bush hid the facts” (without quotes) then Save the file and exit Notepad. Now go to the text file you created and opened it. You’ll see that the text you just wrote and saved won’t show. For the rest of you, watch this video!

Brian Eno Created The Microsoft Music 

Yes, the same Brian Eno who has worked with David Bowie and U2 created these following sounds.

 

 

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