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#1
The browser-based version of Windows 1.01 is powered by PCjs, an IBM PC XT (Model 5160) emulator written in JavaScript. All major browsers support the emulator, including Safari on iOS and Chrome on Android. PCjs essentially emulates in software the entirety of the IBM PC ROM BIOS and MDA font ROM. The hardware of the emulated machine is highly configurable via XML — in the case of the Windows 1.01 machine, PCjs emulates the Intel 8088 CPU at 4.77MHz, 256KB of RAM, and CGA graphics. Rather than emulating the specific hardware features of the IBM PC XT, it seems that PCjs is mainly interested in emulating all of the features in IBM PC BIOS that Windows 1.01 makes calls to.


You might like DONKEY.BAS, a very early DOS game co-written by Bill Gates.
 

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#2
running the paint program and drawing very quickly crashes it.
 
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#4
Works for me. Spent like a minute trying to make it crash, but it didn't. :(
 
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#6
It freezes after the microsoft screen for me
 

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#8
After you do a reset does anyone know how to get into the Windows GUI from the DOS prompt?
 

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#10
c:
cd windows
win
I am honestly surprised he didn't know that..! Shit windows 3.1 was the troll I learned that on.
 

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#12
dude, that was a long time ago :)
Same here... first PC purchase in 1990, read the entire DOS guide before unboxing the PC, wrote my first .bat file 10 min after starting up the speedy 386/25
 
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#13
haha it don't work in Waterfox for me, it loads fine, but i can't move my mouse around :laugh:
 

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#25
Ok. So how many didn't click the sheep shortcut? :laugh: :toast: