....just like the real thing.
I won't pretend I didn't grin like a loon at the old sounds though.
Ah, nostalgia is a helluva drug.
Steven "I remember when the internet was for the elite....now...." R
I remember getting acceptable performance from Windows '95 on a 486 DX2 66Mhz with about 4Mb of RAM, a simple SVGA adaptor (with a VLB adaptor, though) and a reasonable IDE hard drive.
When I compare the *PERCEIVED* performance of THAT system, with respect to "responsiveness" (how fast does an application load) and the overall "UI Experience" and things of THAT nature, it
TOTALLY KICKS WIN-10-NIC's ASS!!!
/me points out that if effort towards a Java-script version of Win '95 were INSTEAD re-directed at projects like ReactOS, the world would be better off
For what it's worth, you can still download the installer for XP Mode, officially, from Microsoft here. If you open it as a
.cab file, you can find the VHD, which can be imported into Virtualbox. Assuming you're running a Microsoft OS and are fully licensed of course.
done in virtual box, so long as you have the original install disc and code.
Dont expect it to be able to figure out howto connect to the network(I got lost and killed several snapshots).... but it does run a heck of a lot faster.
As for doom etc..... I never even tried... it was just an achievement to see a win 95 desktop again long after the original PC it lived on went to the scrapheap eternal.(due to a dodgey PSU frying the m/b a few years ago)
Sonic the Hedgehog on mine - "level complete" as shutdown.wav and the "dropped coins" wav for error is about all I can remember now plus of course the short opening anthem for startup
I think somewhere out in the mancave/workshop I still have a box of floppys with several Themes, and possibly the zip file for desktopthemes.exe... who needs plus?
I still have the same laptop, and it still WORKS perfectly.
I even retrieved it from living in a shed for 10+ years in 2012 expecting the battery to have exploded and it be a total mess. Booted fine, and - whoa - there's all my old GCSE coursework and a copy of Commander Keen on it. Happy Days.
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