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#1 MtnDewCodeRedFreak

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:12

17 years ago today (August 24th), Windows 95, a revolutionary version, was released to the public.

I had just started my 6th grade year in August 1995.

Now we have another revolutionary release, Windows 8.


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:11

On this day 17 years ago...

I was 17 years younger.

#3 redvamp128

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:20

17 years ago today (August 24th), Windows 95, a revolutionary version, was released to the public.

I had just started my 6th grade year in August 1995.

Now we have another revolutionary release, Windows 8.


And Everyone asked back then:


Q: How will I find my programs if they are not on the desktop?
A: In the start menu of-course.

Today:

Q: How will I find my programs if they are not on the Start Menu?
A: Use the search or you will find it or on the desktop.

You see back then Windows 3.1 had all the icons on the desktop inside of Windows.... now it seems they are back on the desktop.

#4 windows95isg8

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:24

Don't get me wrong, Windows 8 is a change in what we are used to in ways like the new start screen.. However I would not call it revolutionary version.. Windows 95 did so much more from the older versions.. Like folder naming with spaces, better grouping of documents, better security and soooo much more

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:26

Most new versions of Windows are always talked about as been the most changed / revolutionary version yet, i remember it been said about Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

#6 cork1958

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:29

Windows 8 isn't s**t compared to what Windows 95 was, as far as revolutionizing anything!!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:32

On this day in 1995 OS/2 users wondered what the big fuss about Windows 'Chicago'/4.0/95 was about.

#8 myxomatosis

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:33

If "clunkiness" makes an OS revolutionary, then yes Windows 8 is.

#9 Steven P.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:12

17 years ago today (August 24th), Windows 95, a revolutionary version, was released to the public.

I had just started my 6th grade year in August 1995.

Now we have another revolutionary release, Windows 8.


Added to main, thanks for the tip! http://www.neowin.ne...years-ago-today

#10 .Neo

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:15

People have nothing going on in their lives anymore. This is pretty much final proof.

#11 CW-88

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:55

I think my dad bought Windows 95 on the day of release :) Ahhh fun times, I actually think the computer with w95 on it is in my parents roofspace *wants to boot it up and reminisce*

#12 Detection

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 13:34

On this day 17 years ago...

I was 17 years younger.


I was 16, was fit, had a six pack (The stomach type, not the beer type) had real friends and actually went outside.... I didn't really care about Windows 95 back then, damn you MS and damn you age :p

#13 Haggis

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 13:38

lol i was 12 and pretty sure was using a 486dx 50 lol

My first upgrade after that was windows 98 :(

#14 siah1214

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:59

I was 7. My family bought a windows 95 machine in '96. At the time we had a 286 running I think MSDOS 6.0. It was awesome.

#15 +Brando212

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:09

I was 3 at the time, I don't think I cared much :p

the first Windows PC that my family bought was Windows ME :/ (quickly upgraded to XP by my dad once that was released and cracked)



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