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You Can Run Windows 1.0 Right Now, in a Web Browser

Apr 19, 2019 - 6 Comments
Windows 1.01 screen shot

You can run the very first version of Microsoft Windows 1.0 with almost no effort, and right in your web browser! If you’re feeling like experiencing what the Windows PC world was like in 1985, then you’re in for a real retro treat.

Run the Very First Web Browser from 1990, WorldWideWeb

Feb 22, 2019 - 6 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 - 26 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

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

Nintendo 64 & Playstation Emulators for Mac OS X: OpenEmu

Jan 16, 2016 - 16 Comments
OpenEmu N64 emulator game controller customization

The Mac has long been a great platform for emulating older gaming consoles, and now the best emulator for OS X has gotten even better, as OpenEmu includes support for two other retro gaming greats; the Nintendo 64 and Playstation 1. PS1 and N64 support is in addition to the vast console compatibility already included … Read More

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

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

Play Nintendo Games on the iPhone from Safari & Web NES Emulator

Feb 17, 2014 - 10 Comments
WebNES for iPhone plays Nintendo games

iPhone and iPad users have long wanted Nintendo games to come to the iOS platform, but thus far Nintendo has stayed away from releasing native games for any Apple hardware. That hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from figuring out ways to play Nintendo classics on their iPhones though, which typically that entails jailbreaking a device then installing … Read More

OpenEmu is the Best Retro Gaming Console Emulator for Mac OS X

Dec 26, 2013 - 14 Comments
OpenEMU Emulator for Mac OS X running SNES

Looking for the best old school gaming emulator for Mac OS X? Look no further, OpenEmu is an awesome emulator for nearly all of the classic retro gaming console, with full support for Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, NeoGeo, NES, Nintendo DS, Sega 32x, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo (SNES), TurboGrafx 16, … 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 MacOS, Mac OS X, iOS, iPadOS, Android, Windows, … Read More

How to Run Firefox OS Simulator

Nov 16, 2012 - 7 Comments
Firefox OS Simulator

Mozilla, the makers of Firefox (yes, the web browser), are working on a mobile operating system called Firefox OS. It’s based entirely on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and is currently at very early stages of development, with an appearance that’s kind of like iOS meets Android with a side of Ubuntu. Whether or not Firefox … Read More

Android Apps to Run on the iPad with Alien Dalvik

Oct 7, 2011 - 10 Comments
Running Android apps on an iPad

Soon you will be able to run Android apps directly on the iPad, with the help of a third party tool called Alien Dalvik. The technology works by packaging each Android application into it’s own virtual machine that runs atop iOS, giving the appearance of the app running natively on the iPad. Performance is claimed … Read More

Run HP WebOS in an Emulator under Mac OS X with VirtualBox

Aug 22, 2011 - 11 Comments
HP WebOS

If you missed out on the $99 HP TouchPad deals that seem to have the entire tech web in a frenzy, don’t forget that you can experience WebOS for free right now on Mac OS X, just by using the SDK’s emulator. You’ll need to download VirtualBox and then the WebOS SDK which comes as … Read More

Run Linux on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac from a Web Browser

May 30, 2011 - 7 Comments
Linux in a Web Browser

If you’re bored of the Mac command line this is both cool and geeky and should keep you entertained for a bit. JSLinux is a fully functioning version of Linux running entirely in a web browser, meaning if you have almost any modern web browser suddenly you can run a basic version of linux on … Read More

Boxer: the DOS Game Emulator for Mac OS X

Mar 27, 2011 - 4 Comments

Want to play some old school DOS games on your Mac? Grab Boxer, it’s a great MSDOS emulator that runs perfectly in OS X complete with a beautiful interface. And not to worry, it even comes with a few games bundled right with it, including Commander Keen, Epic Pinball, Ultima Underworld, and X-COM. And, if … Read More

NES Emulator for Mac: Nestopia

Feb 12, 2011 - 16 Comments

Playing NES games on your Mac might be considered nerdy or retro, but it’s also just plain fun. I finally found a decent NES emulator for Mac that’s free, and more importantly, it’s stable. It’s called Nestopia, (get it, NEStopia?), and it has all the features you’ve come to expect from a good emulator: stability, … Read More

Run classic Mac OS on iPhone or iPod touch

Jan 7, 2011 - 3 Comments

This is hilarious, you can run classic Mac OS from a Macintosh Plus directly atop iOS on your iPhone or iPod touch thanks to an emulator called Mini vMac. What you’ll need to get this working: A jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch (here’s our jailbreak downloads and info) Mac Plus ROM image (you can get … Read More

Dolphin: the Gamecube & Wii Emulator for Mac

Dec 2, 2010 - 62 Comments

Dolphin is probably the best Gamecube and Wii Emulator for Mac that exists, it’s open source and somewhat regularly updated so you won’t be stuck high and dry like the old GameCube Gcube emulator. Dolphin supports playing both Wii and Gamecube discs and downloadable games, and it has your typical emulator features like save states, … Read More

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