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  • ...that Windows XP build 2223 had commented out code in its Business theme file that would allow the user to configure different colors based on its settings?
  • ...that Apple has officially released several developer releases of what would later become Mac OS X for the x86 architecture as a part of its NeXT legacy, and secretly continued to maintain the port until Tiger?
  • ...that Windows Server 2003 has been renamed four times during development, before settling on its final name?
  • ...that some builds of Windows 98 and Windows 2000 contained a Show Desktop button on the taskbar, which would be scrapped later until Windows 7 build 6568?
  • ...that no build of Windows Vista (including pre-reset) actually used or even included the widespread Longhorn sound scheme?

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Windows 95 build 73f is a Milestone 5 build of Windows 95. This build was found in 2014 by BetaArchive member sunnyblueman. It is nearly identical to the previously leaked build 73g. The main difference is that this is an internal build and thus includes an internal version of the WinBug utility, while build 73g was released to external testers and thus features a different WinBug.

There are notable changes in this build compared to build 58s. Many aspects of Windows were ported to 32-bit, including the Cabinet shell. The taskbar no longer functions as a folder by default. Instead, it now displays the running apps in a similar way to the modern taskbar. This build introduces the Briefcase special folder, which is meant to sync files between itself and another folder.

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