Looking back on the Windows95 launch 10 years ago…I remember all those people waiting in line to purchase it like it was a Star Wars movie or something….
The Old New Thing : Windows 95 crashes a cash register
Not everything related to the Windows 95 launch went well. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a local CompUSA store found that their cash registers crashed at midnight, forcing eager customers to wait ninety minutes before the problem could be resolved. The cause: A bug in the cash register software which had lain undiscovered because the store had never stayed open past midnight before!