Editor’s note: This article originally published on August 23, 2018, shortly after the app’s creation, but we’re sharing it again in honor of Windows 95’s 25th anniversary. You can also run a Windows 95 emulation in your browser with a different project.
If you have about 200MB of bandwidth to spare and a taste for the nostalgic, why not take a moment and download Windows 95 as an app?
Felix Rieseberg constructed one of Microsoft’s iconic operating systems as an Electron app, which is downloadable from GitHub for Windows, Mac, or Linux. It’s unknown whether Rieseberg received any help from Microsoft itself, or whether or not what he constructed is technically legal. At this point, really, who cares?