Well, it was fifteen years ago today (August 24, 1995) that Windows 95 was launched to a worldwide audience. (My favorite headline from the USA Today newspaper actually said Worldwide Wait for Windows 95 ends. Funny.)
I was in Pittsburgh, Pa. for the launch event. I have a whole bunch of pics on flickr that were taken that day. Here are a couple of my favorites:
This one is a collection of all the Windows 4.0/95 paraphernalia that I collected over the months prior to release, as well as preview program discs and SWAG picked up from Pittsburgh. Also included: the USA Today articles from the week of the launch.
It’s cookies! The Windows logo filled with red, blue, green, and yellow sugar cookies. Kind of gives a new meaning to “Windows cookies.”
The product launch was pretty amazing. Here is a YouTube video that sums up all that went on at the Microsoft campus before and during the launch:
Even though I enjoyed the ads, it still escapes me why Microsoft would ever use a song that contains the lyrics “You make a grown man cry” in the commercial to sell their Operating System…