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Felix Rieseberg releases Windows 95.again.

Runs "sandboxed" for win , mac, linux

     
5:54 pm on Aug 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Windows 95 is still the most beloved iteration of Microsoft's operating system, and you can now relive those halcyon days on any modern macOS, Windows or Linux computer by downloading it as an app. Windows 95 v1.0, as it's known, was created by developer Felix Riesenberg, and is free to download from GitHub

[techradar.com...]


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Question is ..because you can..does it mean you should..

For anyone suffering from "blue screen of death nostalgia"..
5:59 pm on Aug 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Apologies to Felix..that should be "Felix Rieseberg" ...no "n"
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Windows 95 is still the most beloved iteration of Microsoft's operating system

Citation required from Techradar, I'd say.

Granting a 13-year-old operating system free rein over your computer would be a security nightmare

A 23-year-old one would presumably be even worse.

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Some times ago, when there were massive ransomeware spreading, I discovered that lot of manufactures, including car manufactures are still using system like windows 3.1, so ...
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I spend half the time in a text editor and command line that the view doesn't really tell you what decade it is.

Looking at the timeline I'm surprised XP is as recent as '01

If I felt nostalgic I'd probably go with AmigaOS, back when I was a young nipper
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We used to write the date on punch cards..and the numbers to tell us the position in the sequence..
The date was to know when we wrote it ( we had to send them off to be "run", and wait for them to come back , sometimes 2 weeks later to know if they did "run", and if they would not "run" what the errors might be )..The numbers in the sequence ? ..if you have ever dropped a stack of punch cards..or worse still an entire box, and had them all over the floor ( or stairs )..you'll know why..
Diagonal lines drawn over the stack edge ( front to back ) was a "belt and braces" approach to a dropped ( or "shuffled by fate" ) stack..

Probably the people who worked with valves etc had an equivalent..

Maybe he'll release "millennium" , just to let the "yoof" know how easy they have it..
I have all the MS versions, going back to 3.1 ..am I tempted to install them on something..? ..
Nope.. :)
 

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