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Classic Windows and Mac operating systems running in the browser

By Justin Kahn
Jan 20, 2014
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  1. Microsoft and Apple operating systems have been around for about 30 years now, and for many of us, just the sight of the UI can provoke a strong sense of nostalgia. To do this, most people get their hands on...

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  2. I've played around with the MacOS system 7 version (for old time's sake), and if it makes one thing clear, it's that Javascript is not very performant. I used to run a System 7 emulator (or perhaps it was System 8) on a G3 that ran no faster than 200MHz, and it was much more responsive than this browser-based version; it was so fast that quite a few games became unplayable. Mozilla claims their asm.js approaches native speed, but if a 2.5GHz i7 cannot get near a 200MHz G3, then that claim is to be taken with a grain of salt.
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    So I guess hoping to play Shufflepuck on it is out of the question..
     
  4. MikeAcker

    MikeAcker TS Enthusiast Posts: 30

    Users should remember: Windows was originally a SHELL program for MS/DOS.
    it should have stayed that way: security was not addressed until XP SP/2 in August of 2004. UAC was not added until Vista -- and remains crippled today.
     
  5. This is a big lie. Not true. Go to the web site and try to click on a sort cut on the desk top lets say IE 4.5. Does not open therefore it is not real. It is just a web page and a gag. I would believe if it had full functionality. What do you think we are 4 year olds?
     
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +107

    GeoWorks Pro was fun though, too bad that didn't live too long..
     

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