This Day in Tech History - Windows 95 was launched this day [August 24, 1995]

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Microsoft launched Windows 95 on August 24, 1995. The Windows 95 release included a commercial featuring The Rolling Stones’ 1981 single “Start Me Up” (a reference to the Start button). A 30-minute promotional video, labeled a “cyber sitcom,” featuring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry, was also released to showcase the features of Windows 95.

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Windows 95 introduced numerous functions and features that were featured in later Windows versions, such as the taskbar, the “Start” button and the way the user navigates. Windows 95 was a quantum leap in terms of technological capability and stability.

Here is Microsoft’s patent on the iconic start button.

Source – Wikipedia

Patent Information
Publication number: US5920316 A
Patent Title: Taskbar with start menu
Publication date: Jul 6, 1999
Filing date: Nov 4, 1997
Priority date: Dec 13, 1994
Inventors: Daniel P. Oran, Ian M. Ellison-Taylor, Chee H. Chew, Joseph D. Belfiore, Mark A. Malamud, Jeffrey L. Bogdan, Kent D. Sullivan,
Original Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

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