Enjoy the above video first. It’s quite a treat.
Now, back in the days of my youth, when it came to personal computer technology, Windows 95 was the end-all, be-all. At the age of 9, I was dumbfounded that the smoothness, organized, and crisp structure of the operating system. It was everything different from the Windows 3.1 I was used to using at school and BOY OH BOY was it great for gaming (back in my early days of PC gaming). Well now, for all of those who’ve missed out on experiencing this legendary operating system, you can try out this close approximation of Windows 95 as an app on Apple’s MacOS, Microsoft’s Windows 10, and Linux.
Slack developer Felix Rieseberg developed this app based on a web project that supports running varied operating systems inside a web browser, Windows 95 included. However, going a step further, Rieseberg ended up packaging the entire Windows 95 OS into a single app that sizes up at almost 129MB. This is kinda of the next step in the so-called “second life” Windows 95 is experiencing, as over the years the OS has been demonstrated to run on an Xbox One, an Apple Watch, an Android Wear watch, Android phones, iOS phone, and even a New Nintendo 3DS XL.
Rieseberg has even added support for 3.5″ disk drives (because it was ACTUALLY REQUESTED BY FANS) and run popular applications like WordPad, MS Paint, and Minesweeper. Plus, you can load up and play some Doom (which runs on ALMOST EVERYTHING NOWADAYS), and the Windows 95 app only consumes 200MB of disk space! EXCELLENT
In case you were wondering, no, Internet Explorer does not work. Then again, WHY would you be wondering that?