Wow! The popular Windows 95 operating system is a fifth of a century old – having been released on 24 August 1995.

"Windows 95 Desktop screenshot" by Self-taken screenshot.. Via Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Windows_95_Desktop_screenshot.png#/media/File:Windows_95_Desktop_screenshot.png (used with permission from Microsoft)

“Windows 95 Desktop screenshot” by Self-taken screenshot.. Via Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Windows_95_Desktop_screenshot.png#/media/File:Windows_95_Desktop_screenshot.png (used with permission from Microsoft)

A reported $300 million was spent by Microsoft during its advertising campaign to launch the then latest version of its operating system.

There was the ad featuring the Rolling Stones’ song Start Me Up – a reference to the start button – and even a 30-minute video with Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry of Friends’ fame, according to Wikipedia.

"Windows 95 at first run" by Source (WP:NFCC#4). Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Windows_95_at_first_run.png#/media/File:Windows_95_at_first_run.png (Used with permission from Microsoft)

“Windows 95 at first run” by Source (WP:NFCC#4). Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Windows_95_at_first_run.png#/media/File:Windows_95_at_first_run.png (Used with permission from Microsoft)

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