Ahhhh, the memories, this is a couple of days old but I missed it.
"With so much news around at the moment all about Windows 8, all its “modern” new features and the accompanying hardware launches that are imminent let’s pause for a while and look back upon the history of Windows. Seventeen years ago today Microsoft released Windows 95, which arguably set the mould of the Windows interface we now enjoy in Windows 7.
Windows 95 was a leap in usability over Windows 3.X, introducing us to the Start button and associated menu, a task bar, Windows explorer and a recycle bin on the desktop. Under the hood were also a lot of modern features we now take for granted like ‘plug n play’, long filename support and pre-emptive multitasking."
Read the rest at Hexus