So enjoying nostalgia can be so beautiful. Almost equivalent to the anniversary of one of the best known operating systems, today we are reminded of Windows 95. Microsoft released the operating system for the first time on August 24, 1995. I was a cute little month and was able to use Windows 32-bit for the first time. program. There was also a start menu, where the PC could even switch off. Unbelievably cool features that I did not know much about in my cozy warm diaper.
At the beginning of the year from 2001 to 2002 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 95. Many fans regretted the operating system ever since. Not because it can be used so nicely or meets today's zeitgeist with its gray block design – no, it's pure nostalgia. Since then, many attempts have been made to have the operating system work on different devices. So far, it has already been spotted on an Apple Watch, an Android Wear watch and even an Xbox One.
For those who still cry for Windows 95 on the computer, there is now a nice little app that easily meets the need for nostalgia. Programmer Felix Rieseberg from Slack now receives many thank you cards, because he is responsible for the program, which makes it easy to use the old operating system on Windows PCs, Apple Macs and Linux machines.
I put Windows 95 in an Electron app that now runs on macOS, Windows and Linux. It is a terrible idea that works shockingly well. I am so sorry.
Get it here: https://t.co/MIoFpezuFi pic.twitter.com/YquOnOGrSz
– Felix Rieseberg (@felixrieseberg) August 23, 2018
The app is based on an existing web project that supports Windows 95, Windows 98 and a whole range of older operating systems. Rieseberg programmed her with a system called Electron that he co-developed. In addition, Electron can be used to implement platform-independent applications.
The app is only 129 MB in size and can be downloaded from Github for MacOS and Windows. For nostalgia enthusiasts, the entire Windows 95 package is laced: even Wordpad, Phone Dialer, MS Paint and Minesweeper work flawlessly. Surprisingly, after running the program, the program only needs about 200 MB of RAM, even if all old Windows 95 system programs, applications and games are active. Only the old-fashioned Internet Explorer was already very bitchy and is still busy.
Have fun with this little trip to the past! And for you sweet Windows 95: Happy birthday for the 23rd birthday. It is nice that you existed.