95/98 refers to the operating systems Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98. Windows 95 was released by Microsoft on August 24, 1995, and Windows 98 was released on June 25, 1998. These operating systems were part of the Microsoft Windows family, designed to provide a graphical user interface (GUI) for personal computers.
Windows 95 was a significant milestone in the evolution of the Windows operating system. It introduced several new features, including a Start menu and taskbar, as well as improved multitasking capabilities. This version of Windows was highly popular and played a crucial role in transitioning personal computing from text-based interfaces to user-friendly graphical interfaces.
Windows 98, an upgrade to Windows 95, aimed to enhance stability and performance while providing additional features. It included improved support for USB devices, enhanced internet and network capabilities, and introduced the Quick Launch bar for easy access to frequently used applications.
The 95/98 combination is often mentioned together to refer to the era of Windows operating systems during the late 1990s. These versions played a pivotal role in shaping the computing landscape, laying the groundwork for future iterations of Windows such as Windows XP, Windows 7, and beyond.