Bill Gates: Windows 95 Was 'A High Point'
vintagecomputer at bettercomputing.net
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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From: Jerry Kemp <other at oryx.us>
Date: 2016-08-01 8:26 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: General at classiccmp.org, "Discussion at classiccmp.org:On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
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.
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