By today’s standards it was ugly, it was slow, and it was primitive, but Windows 95 was the first operating system I mastered inside and out, and I’ll always have a soft spot for Microsoft’s most memorable PC OS. That can be the only explanation for why part of me would also love suffering through a mobile version of…
Instagram, one of the internet’s most popular ways to brag about what food was just placed in front of you, might not have become as popular as it is today if were it introduced back when Windows 95 was the operating system of choice. As designer Misha Petrick reveals, it would have been a hot mess 20 years ago.
Want to feel old? The iPhone turns 20 today.
An intrepid 16-year-old web developer hacked his Android Wear to run Windows 95. Ah, to be young and very good at undertaking whimsical hacking projects.
Microsoft debuted Windows 10 today and it has a solid Start Menu. Good job, Windows! But before getting Windows 10 on point, the Start Menu went through more than one reinvention. Some went better than others.
The tips in Windows 95 were close to useless. Everyone turned them off. If they'd been like this, though, we'd have lapped them up like sweet golden nectar.
After we ran our feature on the 15th anniversary of the launch of Windows 95 this morning, we exchanged a few emails with Brad Silverberg, the senior Microsoft engineer who ran the team who built the product.
It's probably just the horrible background music and the schizo camera work that makes Doug Liman's look like butter, but this video of Windows 95 running on an iPhone by the iSoft team makes my tummy turn.
After he left Microsoft, Satoshi Nakajima, the lead architect of Windows 95 and a "defining force" in the creation of Internet Explorer 3.0, wanted to understand why people were so into Apple. He picked up a Mac two years ago and decided he'd never use a PC again. Now his company, Big Canvas, develops apps for the…