Miss the mid-90s? Me neither, but Windows 95 still gives me a good feeling. You can download it right now if you want.

There’s no setup: you just download and run, and you’re done. The entire thing is built in Electron, which means what you’re downloading is:

  • A web browser, which
  • Runs a virtual machine, which
  • Runs an entire operating system

It’s a shocking waste of system resources, and I think it’s hilarious.

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That good sense of humor continues on the project’s GitHub page:

Does it work?

Yes! Quite well, actually.

Should this have been a native app?


How’s the code?

This only works well by accident and was mostly a joke. The code quality is accordingly.

Download the app right here, if you must. This is not entirely legal, it goes without saying, and Microsoft owns GitHub so who knows how long this project will stay on the site. Right now, however, it’s working, so enjoy the trip down memory lane.

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Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded.
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