Back in the ‘90s, it wasn’t easy to create an operating system.
Microsoft had to spend quite a lot of time trying to make the
right pick for the Windows 95, for example, the company
invested both money and time to create a perfect startup sound
that was supposed to make Windows easily recognizable.
Windows 95 made working on a computer with a mouse and keyboard
a lot easier, and it paved the road for a new computing
experience that’s still being used.
Codenamed Chicago, Windows 95 was the first major release
in Microsoft’s desktop operating system lineup. The
consumer-oriented Windows 95 operating system was released
on August 24, 1995, and it merged
MS-DOS and Windows products. It’s worth
mentioning that the Windows 95 UI was based on the desktop, and
it was the first OS to come with a modern Start menu.
Windows 95 featured a new graphical user interface (GUI), and
the new concept has reimagined the interface.
One YouTuber has put a short video mockup of what a 2018
version of Windows 95 might look like. With complete modern
features, Windows 95 looks stunning in this concept.
The concept titled “Windows 95 — 2018 Edition” reimagines the
old operating system, and while the modern version still
has an old look, but the colours, lock screen, Edge and other
UI changes make all the difference.
The Start menu is still grey, and there are two desktops to
choose from. You can watch the conceptual video to learn more.
Microsoft created a whole new craze ahead of its product’s
debut, and the company even had a midnight party that allowed
people to purchase the new operating system. As part of the
company’s beta program, the customers were allowed try out
Windows 95 for only $19.95.
Microsoft invested heavily into making Windows 95 a hit. From
software to marketing, the company’s huge investment played a
key part in the strategy.
Microsoft retired Windows 95 on December 31, 2001, at a
time when Windows XP was becoming increasingly popular.
Microsoft is now working on Windows 10, and the most recent
version of the operating system is also based on Windows 95,
for example, the Start menu still exists in Windows 10 after
getting wiped in Windows 8.