No, Windows 95 is not a virus. Here's what viruses do:
They replicate quickly -- okay, Windows 95 does that.
Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system
as they do so -- okay, Windows 95 does that.
Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk -- okay,
Windows 95 does that too.
Viruses are usually carried, unknown to the user, along with
valuable programs and systems. Sigh... Windows 95 does that, too.
Viruses will occasionally make the user suspect their system is
too slow (see 2) and the user will buy new hardware. Yup, that's with
Windows 95, too.
Until now it seems Windows 95 is a virus but there are fundamental
Viruses are well supported by their authors, are running on most
systems, their program code is fast, compact and efficient and they
tend to become more sophisticated as they mature.
So Windows 95 is not a virus.
Well see about NT-4
Seth Croston Barber <email@example.com>
Last modified: Wed Oct 06 13:29:36 PDT 1999