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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by drcouzelis on Tue 24th Aug 2010 19:56 UTC
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I was fourteen when Windows 95 came out. I remember being unhappy with the user interface changes, and preferred Windows 3.1. By the time I got used to it, I was unhappy with how unstable it was. I started using Linux in 2000.

Last month I wrote a post on my blog about the harm that Microsoft has done to expectations people have about using computers. I think it pertains to this article.

I learned most of my beginner programming skills, wrote lots of MIDI music, and was introduced to the Internet mainly on Windows 95. Other than that, I don't think I have any fond memories of it.

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