Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Aug 2010 18:29 UTC
Windows In what has surprised me greatly, nobody has submitted anything to us regarding this day in the history of computing. Sure, memories of her may not be fond, and with the magical unicorn power of hindsight you'd rather forget you ever dated her so intensely, but she served a purpose. She led a revolution that changed the world forever, and while you may have hoped for a more charismatic leader, I think it's unfair not to honour the fact that she turned 15 today.
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In Defense of Windows 95
by theTSF on Tue 24th Aug 2010 19:12 UTC
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1. In terms of UI it was a major improvement of Windows 3.1
2. It ran faster then Linux with Xwindows on low memory systems.
3. It had a slew of hardware drivers.
4. Compatibility with Old DOS and WIndows 3.1 Apps.
5. Mac OS had its own problems that the Mac Fan Boy will never mention unless comparing it with a new version of the same OS

It really took to 1999 for the standard PC to have enough horse power to support more enterprise level operating systems. Windows 95 and 98 were really a gateway OS. That gave the common folk access to multi-tasking and networking.

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