Truly nostalgic : Now you can run Windows 3.1 and 1500 of its apps in a browser

We are living in the age of Windows 10 with most things being done using touch and voice commands but there was a time when none of this was available. Those of you who are in their 40’s would remember those days when Windows 3.1 ruled the roost. Microsoft released Windows 3.1 in 1992 with  several enhancements to the still MS-DOS-based platform, including improved system stability, expanded support for multimedia, TrueType fonts, and workgroup networking. However the biggest change over Windows 3.0 was multimedia which allowed us to play videos and included sound and video integration with CD-ROM support.

Reading the above description may have made some of you a bit nostalgic. And if you’re in that category, Archive.org has the best answer for you, Windows 3.1 and over 1,500 of its apps available in your browser.

You can try out Windows 3.1 and well over 1500 apps directly in your browser thanks to a very impressive DOSBOX emulation that runs in JavaScript. The emulation even includes a very childish and hilarious presentation app running on Windows 3.1 that was released by Microsoft to promote its upcoming Windows 95 operating system.

Apps which were a novelty in those days like, Games, calculators, pizza delivery apps and other programs are also available in the emulation.

You can try out the operating system and its apps by heading to this page.

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