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    IBM PC Emulator for Browsers

    I just came across this website that offers the ability to emulate the original IBM PC in a browser Window.

    https://www.pcjs.org/

    You can select many different PC configurations and can emulater PCs ranging from the very first IBM 5150, through many clones and newer models, as well as picking OSs from all DOS versions to 6 and GUI OS's including OS/2 and Windows from 1 through to 95.

    If you ever really want to see what the really bad Windows 1 looked like and worked then here is your chance. They load and run perfectly to show you how they worked. There is also an extensive range of early software including games and applications you can run. Well worth a look for a bit of nostalgia, without thy hassle of setting it up yourself in an emulator.

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    LOL @ Windows 95!! win95.jpg

    Having just tried Dune II, you still get asked for Authentication. - Like what's the speed of this vehicle or what's this structure called?
    Last edited by Kin Hell; 4th December 2023 at 16:06.
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    95 was so basic and minimalist by today's standards. And the HDD footprint was massive when you consider how little it offered over similar much smaller OSs on the Mac and Amiga at the time.

    But you need to load Windows 1 just to see what was little more than a joke attempt at an OS. How anyone took that as a serious OS in the business world is beyond me.

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    Indeed H.....

    Workbench 1.3 was way way better.
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    And that's saying something! Windows even made Mac OS look good!

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    Getting 0ld0r is mandatory - Growing up is just an option.

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    Whenever I see a Win95 screenshot I'm hit with a flood of nostalgia, fond memories for a time when things were fresh and new, there were surprises (some good, some bad).

    I really do think that for all the polish and shine and competency of new OSs, something has been lost. Maybe it's in terms of personality, charm, even the flaws that we had to work around... or maybe it's just that we are now overly-familiar with the new ones. Sure the new ones are better but I like them less. In another 20 to 30 years time I am confident that I won't be misty eyed like this about Windows 10, or Mac OS 13.6.1, just as I won't care much about the model of washing machine or dishwasher. Modern computers just seem like an appliance, white goods. Couldn't do without them but don't much care for the details as long as they do the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J T View Post
    Modern computers just seem like an appliance, white goods. Couldn't do without them but don't much care for the details as long as they do the job.
    Well it absolutely depends what you're doing with it. I'm using it daily for hours to work with, mainly to work with emulation and retro stuff, but also quite a lot for gaming lately. My father does his banking and holiday planning once in a while, if that's what you mean.

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