Windows 95 was the “next-generation” OS from Microsoft: redesigned UI, long file names support, 32-bit apps and many other changes. Some of Windows 95 components are still in use today. How does it look? This article shows you, complete with a link to hear the sound of a dial-up modem connecting to the Internet. Back then users got so used to listening to how the status of connection was going, just by the sound.
Also, those were the days of DOS until near the mid-1980's when Microsoft release their first Windows OS which basically no-one took notice of. I remember the Commodore Amiga coming out with a way better polished windowed OS from 1987 and even IBM had OS/2 (I used OS/2 Warp for a while).
So with Windows being so crappy why did it end up dominating? My theory was the Amiga was a lot more about gaming (amazing colour, proper sound, and peripherals) and OS/2 had mainly a few business applications. It was Windows that started packing in many applications, and it was compatible with most IBM compatible PCs. Windows 3.1 was the first big one from about 1990 (still based on DOS) until Windows 95 came along which booted straight into Windows and many businesses started adopting it.
So this is a good tour of installing Windows 95 today and reminiscing about what was so familiar to most of the world back then (no MacOS and Linux), or even smartphones.
See Windows 95 — How Does it Look Today?
Windows 95 was the “next generation” OS from Microsoft: redesigned UI, long file names support, 32-bit apps and many other changes. Some…