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Microsoft Turns 40: 14 Amazing Facts We Bet You Didn't Know About Microsoft

The world's most successful, and many would add innovative, software company turned the big 40 Saturday and its co-founder and former CEO took some time to write employees a pensive, inspirational note in honor of the event.

As Tech Times reported Gates, in his birthday message, urges employees to stay focused on the mission to get technology into everyone's hands.

"What matters most is what we do next," he wrote in the six-paragraph letter to Microsoft's 125,000 employees.

The birthday message, as noted in the letter, is all about looking and moving forward.

As with any 40th birthday celebration, it's also a perfect time to look back and see what's gone on in the first four decades of the company's life.

Here are 14 facts you might not know about Microsoft, even if you've been around before Gates and company got that twinkle about an OS in their eye.

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