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Old 23 August 2018, 20:47   #1
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Windows 95 App

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Slack developer Felix Rieseberg is responsible for this glorious app, allowing nostalgia lovers to play around with Windows 95 in an electron app. Rieseberg has published the source code and app installers for this project on Github, and apps like Wordpad, phone dialer, MS Paint, and Minesweeper all run like you’d expect. Sadly, Internet Explorer isn’t fully functional as it simply refuses to load pages.
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With all ways you can emulate old systems, here yet new and easy way.
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Old 25 August 2018, 00:48   #2
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So you spend 200 megabytes of memory to run a 120 megabyte binary to run an operating system that was distributed on diskettes and could be run on 8 MB of memory?

Such progress.
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Old 25 August 2018, 02:00   #3
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So you spend 200 megabytes of memory to run a 120 megabyte binary to run an operating system that was distributed on diskettes and could be run on 8 MB of memory?
Such progress.
I remember that my version had 35 diskettes...
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Old 25 August 2018, 06:50   #4
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Absolutely pointless.

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The app its only 129MB in size
Only? I'm sure a standard 95 installation would take up less than half of that.
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Old 25 August 2018, 07:59   #5
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I remember that my version had 35 diskettes...
That sounds more like OS/2 Warp, I had the DISKETTE version instead of the optical version
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Old 25 August 2018, 12:26   #6
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I remember that my version had 35 diskettes...
No Windows 95 version came on that many floppies AFAIK.
Even Windows 95B is "just" 22 floppies, though most of them are DMF (1.72MB) formatted.
Windows 95 RTM non-DMF version was 21 floppies.
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Old 26 August 2018, 01:44   #7
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No Windows 95 version came on that many floppies AFAIK.
Even Windows 95B is "just" 22 floppies, though most of them are DMF (1.72MB) formatted.
Windows 95 RTM non-DMF version was 21 floppies.
I still have my 35 floppies backup somewhere...
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Old 26 August 2018, 02:46   #8
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128mb in size sounds about right.

This is a clean installation with only S3 Virge, Voodoo2 & SB AWE32 drivers installed.
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Old 26 August 2018, 21:50   #9
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So you spend 200 megabytes of memory to run a 120 megabyte binary to run an operating system that was distributed on diskettes and could be run on 8 MB of memory?

Such progress.
Are you the sort of guy to cheer a double fault too? I bet you are.
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Are you the sort of guy to cheer a double fault too? I bet you are.
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Old 27 August 2018, 01:47   #11
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I still use my Win95 machine. She fell over a couple of years ago and I had to fix the hard drive but she still runs fine. She has a clever SWAP Bay that lets me insta switch hard drives. I mean 3GB was big in those days. She sits next to my Win98 machine which also works without fault. The Win98 machine is still the only computer I have ever owned that actually caught on fire. The PSU went up in flames and took out the loom, hard drive, motherboard and PSU. Took me a while to find exact same replacement parts but I did and she's been just fine ever since. That was 2010. I used the Win95 from 96-2000 and the Win98 from 2000 to 2008 and both were on dialup.

Whilst not a fan of Windows I have found the OS essential for all my software. This Win7 machine fell over last year and having bought the junk that is Win10 I used that DeLL machine for one week before just having to repair the Win7 machine. Sadly Win7 is where it ends for me. ... I really don't do glorified telephones.

By the way what is an App ? ... is that like a program icon. Don't have a mobile, never have. I also don't emulate .. like anything. Easier to use the proper kit. And surprise I have a PS/1 ... IBM with Win3.1 and a 5.25" floppy and no apps.

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Easier to use the proper kit. And surprise I have a PS/1 ... IBM with Win3.1 and a 5.25" floppy and no apps.

A Win3.1 machine with no applications?


That's funny, I am sure there where several builtin apps such as Write, Paintbrush, Calculator, etc.


Did you delete all of them and now just stare at that ugly desktop.
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Old 27 August 2018, 10:22   #13
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The developer did apologise for releasing this.

Its basically a showcase of the technology behind it, not so much to be of use. I for one am impressed.
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Old 27 August 2018, 16:25   #14
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Need a Win98 app for Android. I'd love Civ2 on my Note8.

EDIT: Didn't realise Wine was available for Android

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Scandisk and defrag complete, strangely satisfying.

Hopefully wine for android improves beyond where it is now.

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I prefer Workbench any day over Win 95/98.Much faster and far better multitasking.
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Only? I'm sure a standard 95 installation would take up less than half of that.

Yep, I was a call centre tech support guy back in the 90s. I managed to install Windows 95 on a DX2-66 with 4MB RAM. I even got it online. I'm sure I only had 21 floppies..... but it was so long ago...


I'm also sure that my HDD was something ridiculous, like 110MB, or 230MB, or some other bizarre capacity.
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Old 02 October 2018, 17:36   #18
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I prefer Workbench any day over Win 95/98.Much faster and far better multitasking.
That has nothing to do with this topic, but ok, acknowledged.

Didn't have time to install pcem on my new PC, but hope to get Pentium 200 with MMX working @ 100%.

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Old 16 October 2018, 17:33   #20
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Yes sir. There was original pcem post in technical offtopic subforum, but stupid rules eat my topic...
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