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Windows 95 is now an app you can download and install on macOS, Windows, and Linux

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An electron version of Windows 95

 

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Windows 95 is the operating system that’s now used as a yardstick for what’s possible on modern devices and platforms. We’ve seen Microsoft’s popular OS appear on the Apple Watch, an Android Wear smartwatch, and even the Xbox One. Today, someone has gone a step further and made Windows 95 into an app that you can run on macOS, Windows, and Linux.

 

Slack developer Felix Rieseberg is responsible for this glorious app, allowing nostalgia lovers to play around with Windows 95 in an electron app. Rieseberg has published the source code and app installers for this project on Github, and apps like Wordpad, phone dialer, MS Paint, and Minesweeper all run like you’d expect. Sadly, Internet Explorer isn’t fully functional as it simply refuses to load pages.

 

The app its only 129MB in size and you can download it over at Github for both macOS and Windows. Once it’s running it surprisingly only takes up around 200MB of RAM, even when running all of the old Windows 95 system utilities, apps, and games. If you run into any issues with the app you can always reset the Windows 95 instance inside the app and start over again. Enjoy this quirky trip down memory lane.

 

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A.lemane

mac os 

 

the zip or deb package ?

 

never mind (the zip s name is now mac os )

Edited by A.lemane

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Pete 12

Nice start-menu in this "app" !

Looks muuuch better then the start-menu of Win10................:whistle:

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neofita

what memories :sadbye:

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BimBamSmash

Never thought I'd get teary eyed upon seeing some antiquated software in action again but here we are. For a moment I really truly felt like I was back in late 90s - though I admit the majority of things it reminded me of were irrelevant to computing in general. Good old days indeed.

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