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Run the Very First Web Browser from 1990, WorldWideWeb

Feb 22, 2019 - 4 Comments
the first web browser ever WorldWideWeb

Have you ever wanted to know what browsing the web was like at the very beginning of the web, way back in 1990? Thanks to some retro efforts by a team at CERN (yes the same CERN that built the Large Hadron Collider), you can now try out the very first ever web browser, called … Read More

Run Windows 95 on MacOS as Easily as Launching an App

Aug 24, 2018 - 23 Comments
Run Windows 95 on MacOS

Have you always dreamt of running Windows 95 right now on your fancy modern Mac? Your dreams can now easily come true, thanks to a fun project that allows you to run a complete Windows 95 installation directly on MacOS as a self-contained native application. Yes really, running Windows 95 on a Mac is as … Read More

Get Retro with a Classic Mac Finder Clone for Modern MacOS

Jul 8, 2018 - 5 Comments
Classic Mac Finder icon

Do you miss the retro old days of an ultra-simple Finder experience on the Macintosh? You know, way back in System 6 and System 7, when there was no visual complexity to the user interface of Finder, no myriad of features, it was just a simple file system browser. Yearn no more, because you can … Read More

Where to Download Old Mac OS Software From

Jun 23, 2018 - 36 Comments
Old original Apple logo retro rainbow

Do you have an older Mac that you still use? Or maybe an older retro Mac is sitting in a closet that you’d like to dust off and get some use out of? Maybe it’s a PowerBook that is running Snow Leopard, an original iMac with Tiger, an older Macintosh LC 475 with System 7.0.1, … Read More

Feeling Nostalgic? Run WinAmp in a Web Browser & Play MP3s!

Feb 10, 2018 - 5 Comments

Do you remember WinAmp, the old funky ’90s music player for Windows and Mac? If you were a computer user in the late 1990s during the dot com boom, you probably used WinAmp to play your MP3 library, maybe even running it alongside Napster. At that time the quirky media player felt very modern and … Read More

Play Wolfenstein 3D in a Web Browser

Oct 15, 2017 - 5 Comments
Wolfenstein 3D in a web browser

If you played video games in the early 1990s you probably remember Wolfenstein 3D, which was revolutionary at the time for being the first 3D first-person shooter. If you feel like reliving a brief moment of 1992, forget about digging out that ancient DOS PC in the basement, you can now enjoy playing Wolfenstein 3D … Read More

Run Hypercard on Modern Mac OS via Web Browser

May 27, 2017 - 17 Comments
Hypercard on Mac in a web browser

Do you remember Hypercard? If you’re a (very) longtime Mac user, you might recall tinkering with the amazing Hypercard application, described by the creator as “a software erector set, which lets non-programmers put together interactive information” using the HyperTalk scripting language along with an easy to use interactive interface builder. Though Hypercard was never brought … Read More

Get a Fun Vintage Terminal for Mac with Cool Retro Term

Jun 24, 2016 - 8 Comments
Amazing retro Mac terminal APPLE II

Feel like taking another trip down memory lane? With the assistance of an excellent fun free retro terminal emulator fittingly called Cool Retro Term, you can experience the golden yesteryears of cathode display computing and pretend your shiny new Mac is an ancient Apple II or IBM workstation.

BitCam: Relive the Early 90s with a One-Bit Camera for iPhone

Jun 10, 2016 - 6 Comments
bitcam iPhone camera example photo

Longtime Mac users pining to recall the nostalgia of one-bit dithered graphics and Macintosh System 6 will certainly enjoy the astonishingly accurate retro goodness offered by BitCam for iPhone.

Play Over 2000 Retro DOS Games for Free in Your Web Browser

Jan 10, 2015 - 4 Comments
DOS Games are free to play online through the web

Retro gaming has made a healthy comeback, so what better way to relive the games of yesteryear than through a massive archive of over 2400 retro free-to-play DOS games, and that play in your very own web browser? That’s right, you don’t need an emulator app or to download anything, your web browser will emulate … Read More

Create ASCII Art Text Banners at the Command Line

May 23, 2014 - 9 Comments
Mac Terminal icon

Graphics and large stylized text blocks constructed entirely out of the ASCII keyboard characters is called ASCII art. You may have seen it with the goofy ASCII Star Wars thing, but once upon a time it was very popular to stylize messages and images on BBS’s, IRC, MUDs, message boards, and across the early days … Read More

Relive Ancient Retro Mac & PC Boot Sequences on the Web

May 3, 2014 - 3 Comments
1994 PC BIOS Boot Screen

Miss the good old days of rebooting your Apple IIgs, Macintosh SE/30, or Performa 720? Maybe you’re a glutton for punishment and you’d like to remember with fondness what it was like to boot into DOS, Windows 1.0, or Windows 3.11? Or maybe an Amiga? Or a NeXT computer? The Restart Page has all that … Read More

A Fantastic 1984 Macintosh Built from LEGO Blocks Doubles as iPad Stand

Jan 24, 2014 - Leave a Comment
LEGO iPad Macintosh 128k

30 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the very first Macintosh, and the rest, as they say, is history. If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved Mac, why not grab a pile of LEGO bricks and build your very own Macintosh 128k that happens to double as … Read More

Run Classic Mac OS on a Mac Plus Emulator in Any Web Browser

Dec 20, 2013 - 8 Comments
Mac Plus emulator screen shot

Ever wished you could go back to the good old days of the black & white Mac Plus, running ancient versions of Mac OS like System 7? Your dream can come true with the help of any web browser on just about any platform imaginable, be it OS X, iOS, Android, Windows, or Linux, and … Read More

Check Out This Awesome LEGO Rendition of the Original Macintosh

Jan 25, 2013 - 4 Comments
LEGO Macintosh

This LEGO build of the original Macintosh 128k is a thing of retro beauty, all that’s missing are some wild eeps to go along with it. Check out the full size version, but the LEGO rendition image resolution maxes out at 1024 x 683, so if you were hoping to use it as a wallpaper … Read More

Watch Steve Jobs Work His Magic at NeXT in 1987 [Video]

Oct 22, 2012 - 2 Comments
Steve Jobs at NeXT

A recently discovered video of Steve Jobs at the early days of NeXT is making the rounds, it’s a great video and provides an interesting portrait of Jobs in 1987 as he was in between leading Apple. Whether you’re a fan of Jobs, interested in Apple history, or just a student of Jobs legendary thinking, … Read More

Another Unaired Macintosh Commercial from 1983 Featuring Andy Hertzfeld [Video]

Sep 29, 2012 - 3 Comments
Andy Hertzfeld of Apple, early Macintosh days

Another piece of early Apple history has been uncovered in a newly found unaired commercial for the original Macintosh computer. Filmed in 1983, the video features original Macintosh software designer Andy Hertzfeld discussing what he expects of the Macintosh, saying: “I expect to be totally amazed at what people are going to do with Macintosh. … Read More

Play SNES Games in OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion with the BSNES Emulator

Aug 24, 2012 - 9 Comments
BSNES keyboard controls

Super Nintendo was one of the greatest game consoles of yesteryear, and with BSNES you can play the SNES classics right on your Mac running OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Lion. While BSNES may not be as full featured as the popular SNES9x alternative that works only … Read More

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