Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author.
I’ve been following Windows since the 1980s. I was one of the designated launch analysts during the Windows 95 launch and in some ways, I owe my success as an analyst to that launch. It put me on the map as an influential analyst.
I recall some of the pain of those initial years when, for instance, I put Windows 95 on my CEO’s laptop — and bricked it in the process. Then I heard an engineer at Intel had put it on a production machine in one of Intel’s Fabs and crashed the FAB. That was Windows 95, and it began what was to become a long-term relationship between me and Windows.