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This article was published on October 28, 2013


Nostalgic for old school computing? This website runs Windows 1.01 in your browser.

Nostalgic for old school computing? This website runs Windows 1.01 in your browser.
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

If you’re fascinated by old school computing and how it has progressed, then this emulator that runs Windows 1 in your browser will give you plenty of joy.

Programs available via this demo of Windows 1.01 — which was originally released in 1985 — include Notes, Clock, Reversi, Paint and more.

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The emulator was developed by Jeff Par, and flagged by Australia-based James Friend. Friend himself created a Mac System 7 Demo and a Windows 3.0 Demo to let you fully relive your nostalgia across multiple platforms.

➤ Cjs: IBM PC XT (Model 5160) running Windows v1.01

➤ Why port emulators to the browser? [James Friend] | Via Hacker News

Thumbnail image via Fer Gregory / Shutterstock

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