In 20th Anniversary, Microsoft, Technology

To celebrate our 20th anniversary of providing reliable IT support across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, each month we will be looking back to how technology have changed over the last 20 years.

Take yourself back to 1995…seems like a distant memory now!

1995 was the year we saw James Bond return to our screens with Pierce Brosnan as Bond, the singer Cliff Richard was awarded a knighthood, and only 1% of the UK population had access to the Internet.

 1995 was also the year when Microsoft released Windows 95.

In the first five weeks of its release, Windows 95 sold a record setting 7 million copies. The launch was heavily publicised with their television advert featuring the Rolling Stones ‘Start Me Up’ and demonstrating the new Start button.

Want a blast from the past? Check out that very advert here:

Different to its predecessor, Windows 95 had built in Internet support, dial up networking and made it easier to install hardware and software. It was also the first appearance of:

  • Start menu
  • Taskbar
  • Ability to minimise and maximise
  • Close button on each window

Without Windows 95, we don’t think Technology would have progressed as much as it has.

Keep your eye out for our next blog looking back how different technology was back in 1995.

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