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Fun Facts About Windows XP

A reader who wishes to remain Anonymous sent us in some fun facts on XP, heres what he said in his corresponsence to us.


I found this at the OEM SYSTEM builder website,it may be nice to post on the site.


  1. Number of days it took to develop Windows XP: 600 (12/20/99 – 8/24/01)

  2. Number of focused team members: 5,736

  3. Number of testers per developer: 1.4

  4. Number of babies born during the project: 452

  5. Number of interns employed: 504

  6. Amount of macaroni consumed during 40 "Windows Info Meetings": 6,000 lbs

  7. Number of Frappuccino's® served: 86,400

  8. Dollars raised for Seattle Ronald McDonald House (local charity): $2 million

  9. Number of test cases for system restore feature: 1.6 million

  10. Number of Direct3D graphics test cases run since Windows XP RC1: 43,114,143

  11. Number of applications tested for compatibility: 5,500

  12. Number of devices supported out of the box: 12,000

  13. Percentage of the most popular PC applications distributed in the last three years that will be compatible with Windows XP: 90%

  14. Number of track in the largest Digital Media Library test case: 31,000

  15. Length in hours of longest single file captured by Windows Movie Maker: 114

  16. Number of languages we are localizing to: 24 fully & 9 partially

  17. Number of countries participating in the launch on 10/25: Over 50

  18. Number of people attending launch events worldwide: over 580,000 in seats ... plus online audiences 5,120 system builders worldwide
and on that last point Me and Redmak from your Neowin was there too.. (and got a copy of XP to prove it)
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