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Today’s teenagers can’t believe we ever used Windows 95

Published Mar 7th, 2016 10:00PM EST
Teenagers React To Windows 95

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It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when Windows 95 was incredibly exciting. While Microsoft has something of a stodgy reputation these days, back in the mid-’90s the company was lighting the world on fire by bringing a personal computer to every household. Today’s teenagers, however, have a lot more advanced computer systems to play with including iOS, Android and Windows 10.

Because of this, I was amused by the latest video from Fine Brothers Entertainment that shows how teenagers react when they see computers running Windows 95 for the first time.

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First, the teenagers in the video were amazed by the sheer size of the computer monitors we used to use. As one of them points out, the monitor is bigger than the computer itself. Most of the teens in the video also had trouble figuring out how to turn the computer on, as they seemed to think that turning on the monitor alone would suffice.

As for Windows 95 itself, their reaction can be best summed up by the kid who started cracking up while saying, “It looks so dull and ancient!” The teens were also generally baffled by the notion that it’s possible to get on the Internet even without a Wi-Fi connection.

Check out the entire video for yourself below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.