Bill Gates: Windows 95 Was 'A High Point'

Brad H vintagecomputer at
Mon Aug 1 22:32:55 CDT 2016

Never did try OS/2.  I had friends who were fanatics about it.  There was a big push back then to go to it.  When that failed they rallied to Linux.  Really should set up a box here with it and try it out.

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-------- Original message --------
From: Jerry Kemp <other at> 
Date: 2016-08-01  8:26 PM  (GMT-08:00) 
To: General at, "Discussion at and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at> 
Subject: Re: Bill Gates: Windows 95 Was 'A High Point' 

Understood.   That was OS/2 2.0 for me, after I had settled into OS/2 1.3

Unix took me longer to warm up to.


On 08/ 1/16 07:29 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.
> Brad

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