Like the proverbial tide that lifts all boats, the introduction of Microsoft's Windows '95 is expected to boost profits for the entire software industry.
According to analysts at Edward D. Jones, the August launch will be the most significant debut the PC industry has experienced in the last decade.
Analysts at the financial firm are estimating that Microsoft will sell at least $1 billion worth of Windows 95 software within the first year of its release. Demand is expected to be so heavy that a floppy disk shortage may result. Floppy disk makers are already warning their customers that a crunch is coming.