You can now run Windows 95 as an app on your Mac

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Windows 95 Mac app
It's easier than ever.
Photo: Felix Rieseberg

Take a trip down memory lane by loading up Windows 95 on your Mac. Play classic Solitaire and Minesweeper, and soak up the experience once enjoyed by nearly 70 percent of computer owners in the late ’90s.

It’s easier than ever, thanks to a new app built by Slack developer Felix Rieseberg.

Windows 95 is available on just about anything these days. We’ve seen it running on iPhone, iPad, Android Wear, and even Apple Watch. Look hard enough and you’ll probably find a Windows 95 port for your smart fridge.

But very little effort is required to revisit Windows 95 on Mac, Windows, or Linux.

Windows 95 returns as an app

Rieseberg has put together an app that makes it easy to enjoy Windows 95 — and all the software that came with it — right on your desktop. It’s free and weighs in at just 129MB, and it requires very few system resources to run smoothly.

The app lets you play around in applications like Wordpad or MS Paint, and play games like Minesweeper. It even comes with Internet Explorer, though you’ll find that it doesn’t really play nicely with today’s websites.

All you need to do to relive the Windows 95 era is download the source code and installer from GitHub. Once it’s installed, it’ll run just like any other app. There’s no need to boot into another operating system, and no need for virtual machines.

Via: The Verge