What are the Pros and Cons of Windows 95?

Horizontal Rule [MAR 96]


Tsui Siu Ki

No one will object that one of the major events in the PC world in 1995 is the deployment of Windows 95. Is it really as fascinating and powerful as it was advertised? In this article, the pros and cons of Windows 95 will be investigated. Though the coverage may not be complete, interested readers may use this as a reference in deciding whether they should convert to Windows 95.

What is Windows 95?

Windows 95 is an operating system (OS) like MS-DOS or OS/2. It is the successor of Windows 3.11/Windows for Workgroup 3.11 and is intended to replace DOS and Windows 3.x. It is a high performance, robust and backwards-compatible operating system designed to deliver an integrated OS that offers modern 32-bit operating system technology.

The minimum configuration for running Windows 95 is a PC with 386 or better CPU, 4MB RAM and VGA monitor. However, for acceptable performance, a 486DX2-66 with 8MB RAM and a Super VGA monitor is recommended.

Some of the benefits and deficiencies of using Windows 95 will be discussed in the sections followed. For more information on Windows 95, refer to the FAQs and various articles and journals. Most of them are available from the Internet.

Advantages of Windows 95


Compared to Windows 3.x, Windows 95 can :

Disadvantages of Windows 95


Windows 95 is found to have the following drawbacks :


In conclusion, despite its deficiencies, Windows 95 is still an excellent choice for today's desktop operating system. Its improvements on various areas over Windows 3.x and the additional new features make it a flexible, powerful and robust operating system. With Windows 95, a user can certainly unlock the potential of a computer.

[Issue No. 6]

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