Windows 1.0 Comes Alive Again Inside Your Browser
This is quickly turning into “Nostalgia Week.” Days after the Internet Archive launched the Historical Software Collection, Australian developer James Friend has unleashed an in-browser Windows 1.01 demo, complete with realistic loading times, system beeps, and disk management requirements.
A number of classic applications are included, such as Paint, Reversi, and VisiCalc and users are required to swap virtual disks and manage system memory in order to get the most out of the antiquated operating system.
Windows 1.0 was Microsoft’s first multi-tasking graphical interface for the PC. It launched November 20, 1985, and was replaced by Windows 2.0 in December 1987.