Soak up Windows 95 nostalgia on your PC or Mac

App for vintage Microsoft operating system runs on macOS, Windows and Linux

Released in 1995, Windows 95 introduced and features the taskbar and  the Start button to Microsoft operating systems.

Released in 1995, Windows 95 introduced and features the taskbar and the Start button to Microsoft operating systems.

 

Nostalgia transforms an outdated, clunky technology into a thing of beauty and I can’t wait to bathe in the gloriousness of Windows 95 now that it has been turned into an app that will run on your laptop.

“I put Windows 95 into an Electron app that now runs on macOS, Windows and Linux. It’s a terrible idea that works shockingly well. I’m so sorry,” said Slack employee Felix Rieseberg, the guy behind the app.

Don’t apologise, Felix. Finally, I can again watch Weezer’s Buddy Holly as it was meant to be seen, enjoy a game or two of Minesweeper and marvel at the endless maze screensaver. When we were kids Windows 95 was revolutionary: it gave us Microsoft Encarta, which was our Wikipedia. Try writing school essays using an interactive CD ROM. “What’s a CD ROM, old person?” Shut up and let me get back to reminiscing while I create a masterpiece with MS Paint.

https://github.com/felixrieseberg/windows95/releases