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Windows 95 Is Now an App You Can Download on Any Computer


The entire operating system file is only 129 MB.

If you’d like to relive the heady days of 1995, when Seinfeld reigned supreme on the airwaves, and TLC warned us all about chasing waterfalls, you can now recreate a small part of the early personal-computer age.

As The Verge first noticed, Felix Rieseberg, a developer at Slack, decided to turn Microsoft’s world-changing operating system, Windows 95, into an app that anyone can download for their Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.

The entire operating system file is only 129 MB—a high-definition movie off iTunes is around 3 GB, for comparison—and you only need to download a single .zip file from GitHub to run it. It works surprisingly well, and many of the original apps are there and work well—you can waste your hours away doodling in Paint, play Solitaire until the cards fill the screen, and see if you remember how to play Minesweeper. The download also comes with a free trial of America Online Internet, which unsurprisingly, does not work, given that it’s 2018.

All that’s missing from this nostalgia trip is Windows 95’s truly blissful startup sound

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Original Date: Aug 24 2018

Original Author: Mike Murphy

It’s a Windows 10 computer that slides into your pocket for less than $250

It’s a Windows 10 computer that slides into your pocket for less than $250

Just when you thought smartphones were about to plant desktop PCs in the same shallow grave that swallowed DVDs, Blackberrys and fax machines, the PC is having a comeback. In fact, researchers just found that from April through June 2081, the PC market enjoyed its best sales quarter in six years.

The reality is that for all the marvels packed into your phone, there are just some tasks that are better accomplished seated in front of a full-size monitor and keyboard. For the past two years, Dutch-born Ockel Computers has split that difference with its Sirius B Pocket PC, a Windows 10 enabled computer that performs like a regular PC in a micro-sized, portable package.

Do you like good gadgets?

Those sweet cool gadgets?

Oh, yeah

You can find out what all the commotion is about by picking up an Ockel Sirius B at a fraction of the price of a regular PC at just $249, a $100 saving off its regular price from TNW Deals.

The Sirius B looks like a portable hard drive and easily slides into a pant pocket or purse. But when you plug it into a HDMI display and hook up a keyboard, you’re rocking a full-powered Windows 10 compatible computer. It’s like having an ever-ready travel laptop without lugging a laptop around.

With an Intel quad-core processor running the show, the Sirius B is packing 4GB of RAM, 32GB flash storage, three USB/HDMI ports, Micro SD capabilities and even built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. That’s more than enough juice to handle virtually any day-to-day computing needs.

With high-end computers still sporting price tags north of $500 to $1,000, the Sirius B is a major bargain, especially with the current $100 off deal, while the offer lasts.

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