It’s crazy to think that Windows 1.0.1 dropped on the world in 1985. I was three years old, so I can’t say I ever used it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have an interest in all things retro tech and a desire to take a walk down memory lane.
Whether it’s a nostalgic trip for you too or just a way to burn minutes during your lunchbreak, the ability to run the original version of Windows right from within a modern browser is undeniably cool.
To get going, all you have to do is head over to PCjs where you’ll find a Windows 1.0.1 emulator running on an old-school IBM PC XT (Model 5160). This powerhouse features a clock speed of 4.77 Mhz with 256Kb of RAM. Need disk space? No problem. The IBM PC XT (Model 5160) has 10Mb!
Just don’t expect to run a web browser in it. The World Wide Web wasn’t around yet.
What was the first computer you owned? What operating system/specs was it running? Share with us below!
Image credit: IBM PC XT by Ruben de Rijcke via Wikimedia Commons