I was reading an article about Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, sharing some thoughts while at theĀ  “All Things Digital” conference. Bill Gates was asked about the high points in his career and he said:

“Windows 95 was a nice milestone.”

Which made me wonder. I wondered how many of the readers who stop by Lockergnome, remember Windows 95, or was it before their time?

Why was Microsoft’s Windows 95 a major milestone? In a nut shell it had a graphical user interface GUI and also incorporated DOS and Windows. It used what was called long file names, up to 255 characters. You could also multi-task, which at the time was a great feature.

But what else did Windows 95 have or do? Refresh my memory.

Comments welcome.