Windows At 25 Years – What A Difference A Quarter Of A Century Makes

For those of you who didn’t have the opportunity using Windows 1, consider yourself fortunate. I was trying to think of a word that would best describe the first version of Windows and I think ‘hokey’ best describes it. Though it was a vast improvement over the use of command lines, Windows 1 looked more like a bad cartoon than a viable operating system.

Here is what Windows 1 looked like:

As we went through each version of Windows it was not until Windows 95 that the skies opened and all was well. Windows 95 offered a new look, but more important, it was pretty. LOL. It took me a while to navigate Windows 95, since my favorite OS at the time, Windows 3.11 For Workgroups, did everything I needed.

Here is a look at Windows 95:

Since upgrading to Windows 7, I must admit I am a huge fan of the operating system. I have had only one minor issue, which was cured by updating a driver. Outside of that one issue, my system has been purring along without issue for 18 months.

What has your experience been with Windows?

Comments welcome.


Microsoft Windows 95 In Case You Missed It

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.