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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 21:20

You can now go back into the time of when Miami Vice was on and try the 28 years old Microsoft Windows 1.01 inside of your browser.

 

Quoted From Gizmodo.com

In these smartphone-studded days, it's easy to forget how computers worked. Once you had to run programs off of floppy disks and wait ages for everything to load. Luckily for your nostalgia, some bored developers are keeping the past alive with full-featured emulators that run in your browser.

The latest from emulator-builder supreme Jeff Par is the almost ancient Windows 1.01. This is the operating system that started it all, folks. Released in 1985 as one of the first operating systems with a graphical user interface (GUI), Windows 1.01 would become the foundation for the Microsoft empire that keeps the brand alive today. It was not, however, terribly sophisticated. With limited multitasking abilities and barebones graphics, the operating system amounted to an extension of MS-DOS. Windows 1.01 did come with some classic programs like Notepad, Paint and Writer—all of which you can tinker around with in the emulator.

 

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Here's a link to the article

http://gizmodo.com/r...wser-1453363021

 

Here's a link to try Windows 1.01 in your browser provided from Gizmodo.com

http://jsmachines.ne...-cga-win101.xml




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Posted 28 October 2013 - 21:24

That's awesome!
They should probably give you the option to emulate a coloured display.

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#3 Dot Matrix

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 21:41

The user friendliness of this is awful. No wonder older people have such an aversion to technology. 



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 21:44

In a browser?  Screw this, I want this in a VM...



#5 OP Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 21:44

I don't think Windows 1.01 was a true operating but it was rather a "front end" to MS-DOS.

 

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Windows_1.01



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 21:46

Imagine your mouse got stuck in the emulation like VirtualBox and you had no way out of it.



#7 adrynalyne

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 21:47

I don't think Windows 1.01 was a true operating but it was rather a "front end" to MS-DOS.

 

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Windows_1.01

Correct.  I had it running in a VM some months ago, and I had to install DOS first.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 22:04

The user friendliness of this is awful. No wonder older people have such an aversion to technology. 

 

Actually, if you would replace every file name with a rectangle / square you would have windows 8.

 

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#9 Max Norris

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 22:13

That looks nothing like 8 lol..

Eh at least 8 runs everything.. with 1 and 2 it wasn't more than a gimmick as 99.9% of your software was console based still anyway and just worked a lot better, didn't even get passably useful till 3. When I first toyed with Win 1, I was of a mindset of "it's a fad, it'll never replace a DOS or Unix console." Didn't really stick for me till 95. That said, neat for a web app.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 22:21

No, they're not the same.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 22:32

No, they're not the same.

The funny thing is that I actually manage to guess all the things I can do with that OS right away... while in Windows 8 I was more slow.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 22:33

 

Actually, if you would replace every file name with a rectangle / square you would have windows 8.

 

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I hope you are joking as this looks nothing like Windows 8. :o



#13 webeagle12

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 22:35

can it run photoshop  :D



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 22:35

I hope you are joking as this looks nothing like Windows 8. :o

 

See the drive letters on top, very touch friendly.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 22:37

omg this is so epic !! :laugh: