Twenty years ago, on August 24, 1995 Microsoft Windows 95 hit the market. It was perhaps the biggest Windows release of them all. This was the first Windows release that REALLY worked and worked well. In many ways. it caught Microsoft up with what Apple had been doing for almost 10 years before.
Windows 95— August 24,1995
When it came out, we were quite skeptical. A number of our clients were very happy with Window 3.1 and didn't really want to change. But Windows 95 was a lot faster and it wasn't long before many of the applications companies were rewriting their code to operate on their 32 bit platform. So somewhat grudgingly, we started seeing the move away from the older versions of Windows and those who were even further back still using MS-DOS (remember that). So with WIndows 95, the vast majority of Microsoft users were finally brought into the graphical world.