'Windows 95 was released a full quarter century ago today, on August
24th, 1995. Long gone, nearly forgotten? I'm surprised to not have
come across a retrospective article yet. I've linked to the Wikipedia
As for me I still haven't grown to re-like The Rolling Stones "Start
Me Up" yet. I got so sick of hearing it with all the pre-launch and
post-launch hype, as the song was tied heavily to the Win 95 launch
event. Microsoft paid the Stones a princely sum to use it.
I still remember how exciting it was to see the full-length,
full-screen video included on the installation CD-ROM, "Buddy Holly"
by Weezer. Mind-blowing to watch a whole music video on your computer.
Crappy resolution by our standards today, and a very limited palette
to my memory. But as I said, amazing in the day.
Windows 95 had many fans and many critics. At the time, I recall it as
an exciting OS (or GUI on top of DOS, if you prefer). PC users were
riveted to all the magazine and other media coverage pre-launch. I
remember it fondly (with all the obligatory respect due Mac OS, the
Amiga, and all the other early GUIs of course).'
-- source: https://tech.slashdot.org/story/20/08/25/1936234
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