Windows 95? There's an app for that

Ah, Windows 95: The subject of much nostalgia and a bit of angst (depending on your stance). While we've come a long way since the days of stark gray chrome and wonderfully pixelated icons, there's just something that's still charming about the OS that defined an era for Microsoft. And now you can relive those memories in one of the most absurd ways possible: an app.

Felix Rieseberg, a developer at Slack, built Windows 95 into an Electron app that can run on Windows 10, macOS, and Linux. And as he puts it, "it's a terrible idea that works shockingly well. I'm so sorry."

So, if you've been aching to return to simpler times when Minesweeper and Solitaire were the distractions du jour, you can download and get started with the project at Rieseberg's GitHub page.

Me? I'll be slacking off the rest of the day with some 3D Pinball Space Cadet.

Download Windows 95 in Electron at GitHub