On August 21 1995, Bill Gates and his team changed the world of computing forever with the launch of Windows 95. Depending on your point of view you can love or hate the operating system that changed everything. From this moment typing odd MS-DOS commands or freaking out on 16bit Windows 3.11 becomes a thing of the past. Windows 95 merged Microsoft’s formerly separate MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows products, and featured significant improvements over its predecessor, most notably in the graphical user interface and in its simplified plug-and-play features. There were also major changes made to the core components of the operating system, such as moving from a mainly cooperatively multitasked 16-bit architecture to a 32-bit preemptive multitasking architecture. Windows 95 was not the best operating system Microsoft ever released, many people would apply that designation to Windows XP. But it was certainly one of the most important iterations and killed the competition ounce and for all.

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