Microsoft developed Hover, a sci-fi-themed first-person game that launched with the CD-ROM editions of Windows 95. Later, Microsoft revived the game as a web-based title for Internet Explorer.
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Microsoft began its Patch Tuesday efforts 20 years ago. Today, the company takes a look back at the past two decades of its Windows update efforts, and how it will continue to evolve in the future.
The retail version of Microsoft's Windows 95 went on sale on August 24, 1995. It was accompanied by a promotion and marketing campaign that remains unprecedented for any PC operating system.
It is probably not a bad guess to say that at least some Windows enthusiasts own some retro PC that still has Windows 95 or similar in it. If you wanted to update it, this website may help.
Launched in 1995, the idea was to make it easier to use Windows with things like a UI made to look like a living room. Instead, Microsoft Bob bombed and was quickly discontinued and abandoned.
Vivaldi has been updated to version 6.0 today. The latest version adds the ability to design custom icons based on themes like Windows 95, new Workspaces options, and many bug fixes.
The Start menu, which became the big feature of Microsoft's Windows 95, became a major feature for its future Windows operating system, with one big exception that had major consequences.
OpenAI's ChatGPT was successfully tricked into generating valid activation keys for Windows 95. Although it refused at first, a revised prompt was able to trick the AI without the chatbot realizing.
Check out our final edition of Microsoft Weekly for 2022, covering a quieter period with some nostalgia, an interesting UI change for Notepad, and some updates to first- and third-party Windows apps.
The latest Stardock WindowBlinds 11 update is here and it allows users to customize Windows 10 and Windows 11 in the style of the classic Windows 95. This is thanks to an all-new skin.
While Microsoft only recently introduced tabbed File Explorer to the general public with Windows 11 version 22H2, the company has been working on and testing the feature for a very, very long time.
The Windows 95 in Electron project brings back Windows 95 to those who want to relive it. The latest update of the app gets several new features like Chromium 106 support, dark mode, and more.
An old build of Microsoft's canceled, modular OS for traditional PCs has leaked online. The operating system was codenamed Polaris and will be superseded by Windows 10X later this year.
Microsoft's Windows Ugly Sweater returns this year with an MS Paint theme. The company is now selling all versions of the sweater on the Xbox Gear Shop and donating partial sales to Girls Who Code.
The last week of August brought the 25-year anniversary of Windows 95, the return of a Halo veteran, new features for Edge, and much, much more. Be sure to catch up via our handy overview.
This day 25 years ago, Microsoft released Windows 95. The firm posted a video that goes over the evolution of the OS. It will also conduct a two part Insider webcast with two Windows 95 engineers.
Microsoft's latest bit of merchandise is a sweater in the spirit of ugly Christmas sweaters. The design features the Windows 95 logo, and it's being sent out to a few lucky fans on Twitter.
Another week, another stack of Microsoft news to go through. Quite a few gaming tidbits, some of the usual Insider Preview builds, and a fair number of app updates. Be sure to catch up via our guide.
If you ever miss the old days of Windows 95, you don't have to anymore. Microsoft's legacy operating system is now available to download for free from GitHub as an Electron application.
Kevin Unangst is moving on from almost a 30-year career at Microsoft to join Stardock as its vice president to focus on global marketing. We tracked him down to get more about his time at Microsoft.
If you ever wanted to experience a simulated time of working at the office, now you can. A new game by design professor Pippin Barr is available to play for free right in your browser.
After the ancient OS appeared on an Apple Watch last month, you can now witness the spectacle of 'Duke Nukem 3D' running on Windows 95 through a DOS emulator converted to a UWP app on the Xbox One.
Windows 95 is over twenty years old now but that didn't stop a developer from trying to install it on an Apple Watch. He eventually succeeds bringing it to life, and explains how he did it.
Computing has come a long, long way since Windows 95. So what happens when some teens today see Windows 95, and an old computer? Thoughtfulness, ignorance and humility, believe it or not.
In case you never got to try Windows 3.1 for yourself, now's your chance to do so without any hassle. Microsoft's ancient OS and over 1,500 of its applications are now available in your browser.
If you find yourself in a trip down to nostalgia lane, you might want to open up your browsers as it's now possible to natively run Windows 95 right from inside your browser, apps and all included.
From 'Windows 110' and Acer's "empty shell", to Swatch's smartwatch silliness, more Ashley Madison fallout, and uTorrent's play to make you pay, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Two decades ago, Windows 95 was released. We take a look back at some of the most notable features of the popular operating system and its influence on later versions of Windows.
The creator of the first Start Menu in Windows 95 has revealed his disappointment with its implementation in Windows 10, saying that there hasn't been much innovation in its latest form.
Still craving the return of the old-school Start menu? Then the Windows 95 Phone from Nokia could be what you're looking for, fusing the classic OS with Nokia hardware in one terrifying abomination.
18 years ago today, Microsoft released Windows 95, the biggest change in the company's Windows OS since it started, introducing features that are still being used in some form in Windows 8.
Alex St. John, who helped to create the DirectX platform for Microsoft, has offered up some details on his blog on Microsoft's plan to hold a massive PC gaming event in 1996, Judgement Day II.
Tuesday night's episode of The Daily Show had host Jon Stewart doing an extended comedy bit that involved Windows 95, MS Paint, the blue screen of death and the current North Korean crisis.
Seventeen years ago today Microsoft unleashed Windows 95 onto the public with great fanfare and a massive marketing campaign. It started both a revolution in Personal Computing and made rivals angry.
While Microsoft may be promoting its newly revamped corporate logo, its design seems very similar to an image that Microsoft first released in 1995 to promote Windows 95.
A judge in the long running WordPerfect case between Microsoft and Novell has dismissed the suit in Microsoft's favor, ruling that WordPerfect's market share was already too low to save it.
Today is Easter Sunday and to celebrate we put the spotlight on just a few of the many Easter eggs that have been put into various software products from Microsoft over the years.
It is undoubtedly one of Microsoft's biggest successes to date, so this Trivia Tuesday I'm taking a look at Windows 95, some facts about the OS and release, and just how great it was back in 1995.
Microsoft plans to ask for a full dismissal of the case against Novell concerning its WordPerfect software after a jury was unable to come up with a verdict in the case last week.
Well known musician Brian Eno has revealed that not only did he compose the music for the Windows 95 start up screen, but he created the music on one of Apple's old Macintosh machines.