Windows 95

Deep in the heart of Building 5 on Microsoft Corp.'s sprawling campus in Redmond, Wash., hundreds of men and women hunch over PCs in dimly lit, windowless rooms. They're bug testers, and they have been toiling 'round the clock to find and fix the last glitches lurking in the 15 million lines of computer code that make up Windows 95. In a couple of weeks, the final, "golden" version of the operating system must go to manufacturing, where Win95 will be etched into CD-ROMs and recorded on diskettes.

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