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Win-95 As An App

Post by Pierre » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:29 am

Windows 95 was the first desktop operating system many people used. And to that end, and given what had come before, it was a revelation. However, many versions of Windows have come and gone since, so what would it be like to use Windows 95 today?
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You can now find out for yourself thanks to a Windows 95 app created by Slack developer Felix Rieseberg.
This Windows 95 app is available on Windows, macOS and Linux, and is, as its billing suggests,
- Windows 95 in the form of a downloadable app.
and whilst the APP will auto-update - - the W95 will not - update.
NB: this this just a Demo - of what W95 was like.
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Re: Win-95 As An App

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:06 am

just be aware that this app version of win 95 does NOT go on line...its just for playtime and show...DAMIEN
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Re: Win-95 As An App

Post by Portreve » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:33 am

I remember Windows95's release very well. I remember how Microsoft paid The Rolling Stones to do a song for it: Start Me Up.

I feel sorry for those who only ever knew MS operating systems and who, perhaps under MS-DOS, but from Win95 onward have been battered to and fro with Microsoft's incompetence which was a significant factor in a near-uncountable number of viruses, then more modern forms of malware, over the last two decades and three years.
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Re: Win-95 As An App

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:06 am

Portreve wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:33 am
but from Win95 onward have been battered to and fro with Microsoft's incompetence which was a significant factor in a near-uncountable number of viruses, then more modern forms of malware, over the last two decades and three years.
Nobody needed malware with Win95, those were the glorious days where you could basically access every Win95-PC on the Internet that wasn't firewalled off through their wide open SMB shares and have fun with their files. Even Windows for Workgroups had been more secure.

But MS was never incompetent. Their commerical need for continuity and their users just not wanting to have to deal with security and password prompts kinda forced them into a corner. Technology-wise they knew it was a dead end but they were struggling to push their much superior NT platform into the desktop market until they finally merged the best of both worlds with Windows 2000.

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Re: Win-95 As An App

Post by MrEen » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:26 am

Once it’s running it surprisingly only takes up around 200MB of RAM, even when running all of the old Windows 95 system utilities, apps, and games.
Surprisingly?!? I ran the operating system on a computer with 4MB of RAM, although I can no longer remember if I had to close Solitaire before opening Minesweeper. :lol:

I do remember Netscape Navigator Gold taking well over a minute to load (which I had to install because of IE completely failing.)

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Re: Win-95 As An App

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:47 am

MrEen wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:26 am
Surprisingly?!? I ran the operating system on a computer with 4MB of RAM, although I can no longer remember if I had to close Solitaire before opening Minesweeper. :lol:

I do remember Netscape Navigator Gold taking well over a minute to load (which I had to install because of IE completely failing.)
8 MB for me. And don't remind me of Netscape, that "suite" became so bloated it was a pain to load up. Was around the time I switched to Opera 2.0 and never used another browser again for many many years (until they ditched their own tech and released just another chromium clone).

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Post by BG405 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:19 pm

You could of course connect a USB floppy drive, fire up a virtual machine & install it from the stack of floppy disks, for a more authentic experience .. :mrgreen:
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Re: Win-95 As An App

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:11 pm

BG405 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:19 pm
You could of course connect a USB floppy drive, fire up a virtual machine & install it from the stack of floppy disks, for a more authentic experience .. :mrgreen:
I still have a working 80286 with WfW 3.11 on it somewhere. Or at least it should still run. Have to admit I haven't touched it in a decade or two. :D

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Post by Portreve » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:18 pm

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:06 am
But MS was never incompetent.
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Re: Win-95 As An App

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:27 pm

I'm serious though. There's a reason they managed to secure their monopoly with at times well above 90% market share for Windows even though there were technologically more advanced operating systems on the market. They understood their market extremely well and tailored their product to match. You don't get more competent than that to be honest. So I can't take your laughs seriously.

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Re: Win-95 As An App

Post by BG405 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:00 pm

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:27 pm
There's a reason they managed to secure their monopoly with at times well above 90% market share for Windows even though there were technologically more advanced operating systems on the market. They understood their market extremely well and tailored their product to match.
... until Windows 8. They got it a bit wrong then. :P
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Re: Win-95 As An App

Post by Valsodar » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:59 am

Win 95 as an app
I read about that yesterday and that was my reaction:

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