I am feeling old today, as Microsoft marks Windows 95’s 20th year anniversary. Most of today’s adults would remember using the land mark OS that put Microsoft in the forefront of computing. It was one of the first widely used editions and changed much of how companies used computers. While some may call it a very basic system compared to now, it should not be overlooked on just how loved it was.
So today as we celebrate the milestone for Microsoft, I am sharing some interesting facts about the once popular OS.
When it came out, Windows 95 was sold for $179.99 for full/clean install version. Upgrade edition was sold for $89.99.
Basic system requirements were the simple 386DX processor, 4MB of RAM, and a 120MB hard drive.
You could buy it on CD-ROM or a floppy disk set that had 13 disks.
If you bought the CD-ROM edition, you got a bonus music video of Weezer’s Buddy Holly.
Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston were picked for a cyber sitcom to promote it.
The first service pack less than 6 months after release, on December 31st of 1995.
Internet Explorer was an add-on, it did not come packaged with Windows 95 at first.
Before it became Windows 95, it was known as Windows 4.0 & Chicago,
Plug and play was introduced with 95.
Support ended for it on December 31st, 2002.
Here are some videos to remember the awesomeness of Windows 95.
How did Windows 95 impact you? Share your story down below in the comments.