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Just about everyone who follows Microsoft has seen the infamous Bill Gates mug shot, one in which the world's richest man was photographed by the Albuquerque, New Mexico police in 1977 after a traffic violation, but what about the 1978 Microsoft group photo above? Continue reading for more rarely seen historical photos that might surprise you.

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Did you know that Bill Gates sold his very first computer program at age 17, which was a time-tabling system for his high school, for $4,200? Or, the rumor that he once spent $421-million on a Microsoft project to protect the Windows market share against Linux? Those are just some of the interesting things you'll find after the jump.

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Gamers know Halo's "Cortana" as an artificial intelligence character who appears in holographic form, but on Windows Phones, she will take the form of a circular animated icon that moves while speaking or thinking. It can receive voice commands to call contacts, pull up apps and even search the Internet. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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MSN launched an instant messaging service in 1999 to compete with AOL Instant Messenger, which was originally known as 'MSN Messenger Service' and was later shortened to simply 'MSN Messenger'. Regardless, the term 'MSN' has come to be synonymous with the service in Internet slang. Here are a few messages that might make you nostalgic for the service. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a one-man band taking on some very famous songs.

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Sure, these prices may not be up to date, especially with Apple's all new Mac Pro, but fact of the matter is you'll be shelling out 2-4 times more for a similarly equipped computer if you go with OS X. Now building your own "Hackintosh" Mac Pro with your own hardware components is an entirely different story, one with how-to pages all over the internet. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's best chess player taking on Bill Gates.

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While the artwork you see above may resemble something commonly seen in galleries worldwide, painstakingly crafted with brushes and pens, these are anything but normal. Tatsuo Horiuchi, a 73-year-old artist from Japan, has been Microsoft Excel to create stunningly beautiful traditional Japanese artworks. Continue reading for more.

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Microsoft's Xbox One (yes, it's in stock here) may have already sold millions of consoles worldwide and be a runaway success, but there's also a dark side. Nineteen-year-old Peter Clatworthy wanted to surprise his son with a brand new console for Christmas. So, he splurged and spent $740 on eBay thinking that a fresh Xbox One was going to arrive on his doorstep. Unfortunately, he only received a photograph of one. Despite the listing stating it was a photo of an XBox One Day One edition console, Mr Clatworthy said he'd expected to receive the console as it was listed in the video games and consoles category on eBay. Continue reading to find out what happened afterwards and for a video review of the real Xbox One.

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No, this isn't a fan-made commercial, but rather a real anime video promoting Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11. It's titled "Internet Explorer: The Anime," and stars Inori Aizawa. According to The Verge, it's "set in the kind of dystopian world you'd find in Akira, Inori finds herself being chased by killer robots." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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You guessed it, the 3-finger salute, better known as CTRL + ALT + DEL was a mistake, according to Bill Gates. He went on to say: "We could have had a single button, but the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn't wanna give us our single button." Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Technically speaking, in computer architecture, 32-bit integers, memory addresses, or other data units are those that are at most 32 bits (4 octets) wide. Bill Gates at one point in time said that "we will never make a 32-bit operating system", and that didn't quite go as planned, but for the better. Continue reading for more science and technology predictions that didn't come true.

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