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Internet Archive Does Windows: Hundreds of Windows 3.1 Programs Join the Collection image/svg+xml

Windows 3.1

Windows 3.1 running in a web browser.

We’ve now added over 1,000 programs that run, in your browser, in a Windows 3.1 environment. This includes many games, lots of utilities and business software, and what would best be called “Apps” of the 1990s – programs that did something simple, like provide a calculator or a looping animation, that could be done by an individual or small company to great success.

I can barely remember Windows 3.1, it seems like such a long time ago. Anyway, I think this is just brilliant, not Windows 3.1, but the fact that you can run it in a browser. Kudos to the Internet Archive, they are doing excellent work.

The Malware Museum image/svg+xml

Malware Museum Screenshot

Beautiful malware.

The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing any destructive routines within the viruses, this collection allows you to experience virus infection of decades ago with safety.

Old school malware was so pretty. CRASH, LSD & VIRDEM are particularly cool. Today’s malware seems quite boring/dull in comparison.