If it takes 1000 Microsoft engineers to code Windows 7, how many are required to change a lightbulb?

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Thomas Ricker
August 20th, 2008
If it takes 1000 Microsoft engineers to code Windows 7, how many are required to change a lightbulb?

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All smartass-ery aside, we're pleased to see Microsoft's attempt to more fully engage the development community as it marches towards a 2010 release of Windows 7. The 1,000-strong engineering team is comprised of 25 different feature teams each made up of about 40 persons on average. The whole dry but peculiarly intriguing setup is fully detailed on Microsoft's new E7, corporate transparency blog sitting just beyond the read link.

By the way, how many Apple employees does it take to change a lightbulb? 13, 1 to do the screwing and a dozen lawyer-types to prepare for the recall.

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