Linked by David Adams on Sun 24th Jan 2010 04:57 UTC
Windows An intrepid web developer has re-created the entire Windows 3.1 experience within a browser window, including games, notepad, and a web browser. Truth be told, the included web browser is a major anachronism, since it's apparently standards-compliant in 2010.
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BOB
by Cody Evans on Sun 24th Jan 2010 05:20 UTC
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2009-08-14

LOL at bob.txt

"this smooth plane tilted and the cats of physics slid with him."

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Standards compliant with 2010
by bhtooefr on Sun 24th Jan 2010 05:49 UTC
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2009-02-19

Just use Internet Explorer, then it won't be standards compliant any more. ;)

Of course, there's always this: http://www.dejavu.org/1993win.htm

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v Why?
by airwedge1 on Sun 24th Jan 2010 06:20 UTC
RE: Why Not?
by grable on Sun 24th Jan 2010 06:41 UTC in reply to "Why?"
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2006-11-24

Welcome to the internets!

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RE: Why?
by righard on Sun 24th Jan 2010 13:32 UTC in reply to "Why?"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Your comment certainly was a productive use of your time.

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RE: Why?
by ebasconp on Sun 24th Jan 2010 23:29 UTC in reply to "Why?"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

What an enormous waste of time...


Sorry, but I hate such kind of comments.

Think, the author of such "windows 3.1" site is:

* An incredibly skilled web developer
* A details driven person

and the most important thing:

* A very passionate person on the things he does.

So, probably his "waste of time" will move him to a good work on a good company where the people gives high value to his work...

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I miss the File Manager in Windows 3.1
by funny_irony on Sun 24th Jan 2010 07:19 UTC
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I miss the File Manager in Windows 3.1 so I use Turbo Navigator as the substitute ;)

The current desktop experiences and Windows Explorers sucks. The windows 7 is even worst. Everything is about eye candy and not about useability and efficiency.

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Bending Unit Member since:
2005-07-06

No.

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Comment by Elv13
by Elv13 on Sun 24th Jan 2010 07:52 UTC
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2006-06-12

Same for Ubuntu (Clone of 6.06, done many years ago for a school project where I had too much time):
http://ossdb.quebecgeeks.net/ossdt/www.protic.net/heritage_2007/lep...
This is a static mirror, so many things are totally broken.

And for OSX:
http://osx.portraitofakite.com/

*Edit: for those you can read french, don't waste your time on that site, it's outdated, incorrect and I spend more time on the site than on the content.

Edited 2010-01-24 07:59 UTC

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Good PR move
by Florin.Crisan on Sun 24th Jan 2010 09:26 UTC
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Say what you will, but I think it’s going to give him the edge over the competition when he’s looking for a new job – people are going to remember it ;)

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v Great!
by DerGenosse on Sun 24th Jan 2010 11:03 UTC
RE: Great!
by d.marcu on Sun 24th Jan 2010 11:35 UTC in reply to "Great!"
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and it was safer than windows in 2010

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Awesome :D
by WereCatf on Sun 24th Jan 2010 11:45 UTC
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2006-02-15

God, that was pretty awesome! And really well done, looks and feels like the real thing! Though I have one nag: the Media Player does use Flash for playing video, not HTML5 :/

Anyways, great job, he has clarly put lots of effort on that and achieved what he set out to accomplish. This will be remembered for a good, long time ;)

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It's good but...
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 24th Jan 2010 12:58 UTC
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Where's Sol?

Windows 3.1 without sol make me sad.

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And people say....
by Milo_Hoffman on Sun 24th Jan 2010 14:29 UTC
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2005-07-06

And people have the nerve to say that "Linux isn't ready for the desktop."


Funny how no one said this to Microsoft when the masses were buying this piece of crap.

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RE: And people say....
by Tuishimi on Mon 25th Jan 2010 07:37 UTC in reply to "And people say...."
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2005-07-06

That was decades ago. UI's used by the masses was mostly VT100's tied into a DEC or IBM mainframe. The concept of a Personal Computer and a glitzy, GUI was new and that was ... it.

You could get a Mac for a bajillion dollars or if you worked at a university like MIT or worked at DEC you could be using X Windows and Motif.

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RE: And people say....
by rcsteiner on Mon 25th Jan 2010 17:15 UTC in reply to "And people say...."
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2005-07-12

Those of us who were using PC/GEOS and OS/2 at the time (and those of us who used Macs) were QUITE vocal about the fact that Windows 3.1 was a piece of crap. Believe me. :-)

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Website that uses SGI IRIX GUI
by josehill on Sun 24th Jan 2010 16:55 UTC
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2010-01-24

The Unix fans in the crowd might also be interested in Marcin Roguski's website, which has the look and feel of the old Silicon Graphics IRIX operating system GUI.

It even has a boot process -
http://rambo.id.uw.edu.pl/boot.html

It's a few years old, but it's very cool.

Edited 2010-01-24 16:55 UTC

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RE: Website that uses SGI IRIX GUI
by kaiwai on Sun 24th Jan 2010 20:54 UTC in reply to "Website that uses SGI IRIX GUI"
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2005-07-06

The Unix fans in the crowd might also be interested in Marcin Roguski's website, which has the look and feel of the old Silicon Graphics IRIX operating system GUI.

It even has a boot process -
http://rambo.id.uw.edu.pl/boot.html

It's a few years old, but it's very cool.


That brings back great memories - I'd love to see someone recreate the whole IRIX GUI experience from the ground up on a great operating system core - of course with some subtle updates. It was one of the few UNIX's out there that didn't royally suck when it came to usability.

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RE: Website that uses SGI IRIX GUI
by strcpy on Sun 24th Jan 2010 21:01 UTC in reply to "Website that uses SGI IRIX GUI"
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2009-05-20

Wow. I must say, quite nice!

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I know him!
by JoostinOnline on Sun 24th Jan 2010 21:39 UTC
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2009-09-18

Well, not personally, but for a long time he was a big part of calculator programming forums. That is actually how I got into programming. Those were good times ;)

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Wow!!!
by Super-Hornet on Mon 25th Jan 2010 06:05 UTC
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2008-07-03

Wow! At first I thought it is some sort of real OS but display in web (like those Citrix Application)..but when I look at the webpage source code, it appeared it is not.

The person who created it is surely a talented web programmer.

EDIT: There is no delete command in the Command prompt ;)

Edited 2010-01-25 06:07 UTC

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Pretty realistic but...
by darknexus on Mon 25th Jan 2010 14:53 UTC
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2008-07-15

It just doesn't crash often enough to be a truly authentic Win 3.1 experience. ;)

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Impressive work!
by n.l.o on Mon 25th Jan 2010 20:06 UTC
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2009-09-14

It reminds me of something similar I wrote for a school assignment in 1993 on the 386's we were provided.

A Windows 3.1 alike GUI in Turbo Pascal. I bought a Logic 3 (IIRC) serial mouse and wrote a mouse driver for it.

All procedural code with lots of inline assembly. No TVision OOP code at all as I didn't understand how that worked at the time.

I still have the code on a floppy in the attic somewhere, unless bit rot has set in.

I showed it in my first interview in '94 and got the job. ;)

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Really cool!
by AnythingButVista on Tue 26th Jan 2010 18:50 UTC
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2008-08-27

Really cool. I miss File Manager and Solitaire though. Plus Paintbrush for some pointless doodling. :p

Edited 2010-01-26 18:54 UTC

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Cool
by historyb on Tue 26th Jan 2010 22:31 UTC
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2005-07-06

Brings back memories of funner times ;)

Edited 2010-01-26 22:42 UTC

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