Bill Gates: Windows 95 Was 'A High Point'

Ian S. King isking at
Wed Aug 3 23:53:17 CDT 2016

On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 5:29 PM, Brad H <vintagecomputer at>

> 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
> I have a can of Sapporo beer with the Win 95 logo - not a sticker, part of
the 'paint job' of the can!  It's still full, too - I've never been a big a
fan of Sapporo, it's obviously cooler as a 'complete' artifact, and by now
that stuff in there must be incredibly funky....

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