Bill Gates: Windows 95 Was 'A High Point'

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Mon Aug 1 19:46:46 CDT 2016

On 08/01/2016 05:29 PM, Brad H wrote:
> I would call Win 95 a high point also.  I lived near Toronto at the
> time and remember the unfurling of a huge Win 95 banner down one
> side.  There were events everywhere.  MS was really at their zenith.
> The excitement around that launch was like nothing since.  I believe
> I got swept up and installed it immediately but shortly after removed
> it.  Couldn't get used to the interface.  Eventually for one reason
> or another I had to and did go back to it.  Wasn't the greatest or
> most stable OS and was kind of a half breed at that, but man.. what I
> wouldn't give to feel the anticipation again, the difference between
> it and DOS.  Nothing released on either PC or Mac has come close.

Win95 for those running NT 3.51 was something of a low point.  Compared
to the latter, 95 was a cranky, bug-ridden system that was burdened by
8.3 file names, limited disk size, etc.  I remember BSOD after BSOD when
my NT system ran just fine.  By the next year, when NT 4.0 came out,
there was no comparison.

And 3.51 would run on PPC, MIPS and Alpha platforms.


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