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Windows 95 is more than a piece of computer software—it's a genuine phenomenon. Since its original release on August 24, 1995, Microsoft has sold more than 100 million copies of Windows 95, and it has become the undisputed standard for personal computing. Today, virtually every PC sold includes a copy of Windows 95, and there are thousands of productivity programs, utilities, and games that run on top of Windows 95.

Microsoft released its first web browser within weeks of shipping Windows 95. If you tried to use that crude 1.0 version to explore the World Wide Web today, you'd have trouble viewing even the simplest pages, and you'd appreciate the enormous ...

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