Microsoft released Windows 95 on August 24, 1995, which means the operating system is old enough to vote, drink, and do just about anything in the US except run for president.

While Windows has come a long way in the past 25 years, if a modern Windows user were to fire up Windows 95 today, they’d probably find it pretty easy to navigate. This was the version that introduced key elements of the operating system including the Taskbar and Start Menu, and it was the version that spelled the beginning of the end of MS-DOS.

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7 replies on “Lilbits: Happy 25th birthday Windows 95 (please don’t crash)”

  1. You can’t improve perfection! Okay, notepad can now open files larger than 64kbytes, Paint is in fact different and has a newer “3D” version and calculator died and reborn as an UWP app.

  2. On Nov 20 this year, Windows 1.0 will be 35 years old, and would meet the age of candidacy for US president.

  3. “…except run for president…” It would have my vote. I mean there has been worse, and at least it crashes in an expected, calculated manner unlike the other one.

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