The Windows Roller Coaster: 10 Years of Highs and Lows

From eWeek:

Step aside, Six Flags. Move over, Magic Mountain.

For sheer, gut-wrenching highs and lows, even the world’s tallest, fastest, most technologically advanced fly-by-wire roller coaster can’t compare with the last 10 years of highs and lows at Microsoft.

Whether you’re a shareholder, an employee, a customer or a competitor, you’ve experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of BSODs.

In the year and a half leading up to the debut of Windows 95, I wrote more than 100,000 words about the upcoming operating system, mostly for the late, lamented PC Computing.

I was at the launch party on Aug. 24, 1995, and I’ve been covering succeeding versions of Windows (and the controversies surrounding them) continuously since then. It’s been quite a ride.

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