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Indulge in Classic Operating System Fun with

Are you feeling nostalgic for the reboot dialogs, shutdown sequences, and more from older, classic operating systems? Then you will definitely want to visit the Restart Page website to indulge in some retro O.S. goodness.

At first glance the website appears to be a collection of static images from classic operating systems, but it is much more than that. Clicking on the various Restart, OK, and Shutdown buttons will produce a wonderful surprise…actual restart and shutdown reproductions from the original systems!

For our example we chose this ‘Next – OpenStep’ dialogue box…

Here are three of the screens that displayed for us…

Once the process has completed you will be returned to the homepage to try out the next system.

The Restart Page [via boingboing]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/17/12

Comments (6)

  1. keltari

    No BeOS? :(

  2. Siosilvar

    Happy mac!

  3. racetruck1

    best thing with Windows 3.11…….

  4. Ockham

    Am I the only one who was expecting quicker boot times…?

  5. Forensic Penguin2

    Thanks for the memories, but where was that dreaded blue-screen??

  6. Out_Cold

    “Thanks for the memories, but where was that dreaded blue-screen??”

    That’s not nostalgic…. That’s MS reality…

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