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Microsoft’s Windows 95 which sold 7 million copies during its first five weeks is now 20 years old.

Microsoft Windows 95 was first launched on August 24, 1995.

The launch included a $250 million publicity campaign and the help of Jay Leno, The Rolling Stone’s “Start Me Up” and a cyber-sitcom starring Jennifer Anniston and Matthew Perry.

The prominent operating system is still a popular choice among PC users and it’s releasing its 20th version: Windows 10.

It should be noted that Windows 95 was not the very first Windows, Microsoft had already worked on 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 before ’95 was launched into the business/consumer market.

However, Windows 95 was a game changer in the PC world and introduced us to the iconic Start button.

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