Windows 95 - 1995

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August 24, 1995. Launch of Windows 95 -- a sensation that sold 7 million copies in five weeks.

The interface was completely redesigned to feature a Start menu and a new desktop layout. The appearance of Windows hasn't changed all that much since the Windows 95 launch.

Windows 95 introduced Internet Explorer and Plug and Play.

First published June 22, 2015: 12:23 PM ET

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