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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 20:26

I revamped the original Windows 95 wallpaper and made into a widescreen format! I did not remaster it though!


Enjoy!


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 21:07

Full HD Windows 95 background:

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#3 Ian W

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 21:10

because he hates windows 8, and wants everyone to know it.


By making a widescreen wallpaper of the Windows 95 logo?
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Anyway, thank you, lctb51. This will look nice on my Windows 98 box (or maybe on someone's wall)..

I'm sure this would make Nathan Lineback happy. :)

#4 Snake89

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 21:19

Full HD Windows 95 background:


sorry, but that's from windows ME. Windows 95 was much more stable.

#5 Joshie

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 21:44

This is way off. I distinctly remember a culture of boot-up screen mods! None of the nerds saw this past the first boot.

#6 rwx

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 22:09

All of your replies are totally irrelevant to this thread! Its ashame people never have anything positive to say! I dont think you trollers are fully aware, without Windows 95, we would not have the Windows you're using today! I think it is a cool and nostalgic Wallpaper!


Nice wallpaper, I agree with you. Without Windows 95, today the computing world would not be what it is today. Windows 95' UI was a revolution that lead to the creation of Windows 7 and in my own opinion, Windows 8 is devolution unfortunately (in terns of desktop oriented commuting).

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 22:41

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#8 OP Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 22:49

The wallpaper looks alot clearer now (if its the same one I posted)! We have come a very long way since Windows 95!

#9 rwx

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 00:33

Do you remember Windows 95's IE4 desktop update? - It gave us the Quick Launch, flat toolbar buttons in Windows Explorer with the IE logo on the top right corner etc. How cool was that!? :D I remember getting excited about it at the time.

That practically was Windows 98's UI on top of Windows 95 (as far as I am aware).

I would choose Windows 98's UI anytime (that worked reliably and logically) over today's latest and greatest KDE 4 and GNOME 3 which has no common sense or any logic whatsoever (in my own opinion). I am not talking about OS stability, I am talking about GUI in general.

#10 Andre S.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:19

Oooooh Windows 95 had the best startup sound of all Windows, by freakin' far. 'Tis was a true work of art. I've had 10 years of formal musical training and I can tell you that it's really epic sweet. Ok? It's good. There.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miZHa7ZC6Z0

Too bad it was compressed in 8-bit wav (like pretty much all sound at that time, mp3 was too heavy to be decoded in real-time, so everything was raw PCM, but mono 8-bit. It was terrible.).

Some insight into its composition (from Raymond Chen's blog):

Q: How did you come to compose "The Microsoft Sound"?

A: The idea came up at the time when I was completely bereft of ideas. I'd been working on my own music for a while and was quite lost, actually. And I really appreciated someone coming along and saying, "Here's a specific problem -- solve it."

The thing from the agency said, "We want a piece of music that is inspiring, universal, blah-blah, da-da-da, optimistic, futuristic, sentimental, emotional," this whole list of adjectives, and then at the bottom it said "and it must be 3 1/4 seconds long."

I thought this was so funny and an amazing thought to actually try to make a little piece of music. It's like making a tiny little jewel.

In fact, I made 84 pieces. I got completely into this world of tiny, tiny little pieces of music. I was so sensitive to microseconds at the end of this that it really broke a logjam in my own work. Then when I'd finished that and I went back to working with pieces that were like three minutes long, it seemed like oceans of time.



#11 OP Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:23

Windows 95 is my favorite OS, even more than the modern ones! It is represents simple times! It also represents really the start of what we are using now!

#12 redvamp128

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:52

What I find so funny is that I remember when 95 came out.
People then were asking

How will I find all my programs if they are not icons in Windows on my desktop?
Microsoft answered - In the start menu is where you will find all your programs... think of it as one big folder with all the links.

Then Microsoft added a quick launch as well as gadgets that later became tiles...

Now with Windows 8 people ask .... Where is the start menu? to which Microsoft replies.. they are now Tiles which is the new start menu accessed by the corners of the screen....
Which if one were to think about it... those Icons have become the start menu and the desktop.

#13 rwx

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:56

Windows 95 is my favorite OS, even more than the modern ones! It is represents simple times! It also represents really the start of what we are using now!


I personally don't like simple times :) I like technology and advancements. I have sympathy for Windows 95 but I would not use it.

#14 Xilo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:23

Now with Windows 8 people ask .... Where is the start menu? to which Microsoft replies.. they are now Tiles which is the new start menu accessed by the corners of the screen....
Which if one were to think about it... those Icons have become the start menu and the desktop.

Start menu and icons don't require an entire context switch to access nor takes up the whole screen.

#15 redvamp128

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:36

Start menu and icons don't require an entire context switch to access nor takes up the whole screen.


Uhm wrong hit your windows key-- and tell me the icon's don't fill the screen -- just like it used to be inside a window on the desktop on 3.1. (and you also have to move your cursor to the left and click- so there again it is the extra context switch also)

And I was actually stating how people complained about the icons not being on the desktop anymore... and how people got used to using the start menu but now the icons are back.

Just look at the old Windows 3.1 - especially the Packard Bell version. They used to place all the icons inside a Window that would be on the Desktop- The only separate ones were the control panel.

It would auto maximize filling the screen just like the new Tiles on the New Start menu in Windows 8.

I can actually say that I used Dos 4.0 through Windows 3.1, NT 3.51 , NT 4.0 , 95,98,ME. through Windows 8.

So for me this is the return of the ICONS to the desktop.