Microsoft's Windows 8 by the numbers

Microsoft's Windows 8 will be a critical release. Here's a look at some of the numbers behind Windows 8.

Microsoft previews Windows 8 for developers and there's a lot at stake. Windows 8 represents the software giant's bet that it can navigate multiple screens---PCs, tablets and even TVs---with one operating system.

The task is daunting. Here's a look at some of the numbers behind Windows 8.

1: Version of Windows.

2: Architectures to support---ARM and Intel's x86.

7: Number of languages that developers can use to program Metro Style apps: C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, HTML5/JavaScript and/or using XAML.

1366 by 768 or better: Screen resolution you'll need to snap a Metro app into a skinny strip on the side.

10: Fingers supported in Microsoft's touch-first Windows interface.

60 percent: Percentage of Windows and Windows Live revenue attributed to the enterprise, according to Wells Fargo.

1 year: Rough timeline for Windows 8 to launch.

18-24 months: Estimated remaining time for the corporate Windows 7 upgrade cycle.

35: Number of groups working on Windows 8 apps.

2.9 percent: Year-over-year estimated revenue growth for Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live division for fiscal 2012, according to Evercore.

$19.57 billion: Fiscal 2012 estimated revenue for the Windows and Windows Live division, according to Evercore.

8 percent: Year-over-year estimated revenue growth for Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live division for fiscal 2012, according to Evercore.

$21.13 billion: Fiscal 2013 estimated revenue for the Windows and Windows Live division, according to Evercore.

$74.5 billion: Fiscal 2012 estimated revenue for Microsoft, according to Wall Street analysts.

$79.6 billion: Fiscal 2013 estimated revenue for Microsoft, according to Wall Street analysts.

1 billion: People who use Windows every day.

1 trillion: Telemetry data points Microsoft collected from Windows 7 users to figure out the control panel options in Windows 8.

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