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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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On this day 17 years ago...

I was 17 years younger.
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[quote name='MtnDewCodeRedFreak' timestamp='1345788721' post='595117443']
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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[u][b][size=5]And Everyone asked back then:[/size][/b][/u]


[b][size=5]Q: How will I find my programs if they are not on the desktop?[/size][/b]
[size=5][i]A: In the start menu of-course. [/i][/size]

[u][b][size=5]Today:[/size][/b][/u]

[b][size=5]Q: How will I find my programs if they are not on the Start Menu?[/size][/b]
[i][size=4]A: Use the search or you will find it or on the[u][b] desktop.[/b][/u][/size][/i]

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.

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[size=3][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]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 [color=#282828]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 [/color][/font][/size]
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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.

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Windows 8 isn't s**t compared to what Windows 95 was, as far as revolutionizing anything!!
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On this day in 1995 OS/2 users wondered what the big fuss about Windows 'Chicago'/4.0/95 was about.
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If "clunkiness" makes an OS revolutionary, then yes Windows 8 is.
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[quote name='MtnDewCodeRedFreak' timestamp='1345788721' post='595117443']
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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Added to main, thanks for the tip! [url="http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-95-released-17-years-ago-today"]http://www.neowin.ne...years-ago-today[/url]

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

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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*

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[quote name='Nidoking' timestamp='1345799498' post='595117671']
On this day 17 years ago...

I was 17 years younger.
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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

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

My first upgrade after that was windows 98 :(

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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.

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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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17yrs ago I was 5. A few months after 95's release we had gotten a brand new IBM machine that came with Windows 3.1 and OS/2 and also a card for a free (at least I think it was free) upgrade to Windows 95. That machine had 100MHz Pentium 1 and 8MB of RAM.

Man I miss OS/2 :p

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Ah, fond memories. Why don't they make OSes like that anymore? :p

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[quote name='.Neo' timestamp='1345803358' post='595117779']
People have nothing going on in their lives anymore. This is pretty much final proof.
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Ok and what does commenting on people with no lives proof of??

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As of Nov 1995, I was 13, lol.
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[quote name='CW-88' timestamp='1345812932' post='595118061']
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*
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I remember the day Win 95 was released...I walked into my job at the phone company (formerly US West, now Centurylink) smiling. My supervisor said, "What's got Bob in such a good mood?" I said, "I'm married to a wonderful woman, and Windows 95 has been released to the world--life is [i]good.[/i]"


Eight hours later, walked into my local software store, walked out several dollars poorer, but with Win 95. (Had a reservation.) :)
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Had to put this into perspective for myself.

I turned 21 just under two weeks later and didn't even dare think about Windows 95. I lived in an old converted Train Depot turned into a house across the street from an industrial center and literally from train tracks with trains going by. And my main PC at the time was an Atari 800xl with a Blackbox for allowing an MFM Hard drive. My daughter was 10 months old and things were way different then for me.

I think I feel older thinking about how old I was then, and how old I am now. Thanks A Lot! :p
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On this day 17 years ago, I got my first Windows 95 computer, and said good bye to my Macintosh.

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[quote name='MDboyz' timestamp='1345873047' post='595121449']
On this day 17 years ago, I got my first Windows 95 computer, and said good bye to my Macintosh.
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I was playing with some old dos thing that I dont recall well because i was 7, however, very quickly we had an awsome IBM Aptive with popup cdrom drive and Windows 95!.

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only 86 more versions to go through until a new version of Windows 95 returns. :woot:
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To be completely honest, I'm loving Windows 8 on my VM and I can't wait to use it as my primary OS when it officially comes out.

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