7 classic versions of Windows and Mac OS you can run in a browser

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Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s Mac operating systems have inspired truly prodigious amounts of adulation and horror on the part of computer users for about three decades now.

Those of us who love technology aren’t likely to forget our first desktop operating systems. But the OSes of yore don’t have to live only in your memories. While it might be difficult to fire up the first PCs you ever owned today, some computer enthusiasts have made it easy for us to relive what it was like to use them again with almost no effort at all.

If you want to be able to use all the features of an old operating system, you’ll probably have to find the software and load it in a virtual machine. But there are a bunch of browser-based emulators that show you what the old OSes looked like and let you click on a few things. It’s a lot easier, and it may satisfy your urge to relive the past. Here are a few such websites to fuel your technostalgia.

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