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Wanna run Windows 98 for some reason? Why not in your browser!

Someone has gone and created an emulator running on JavaScript that can load Windows 98 and other, simple, OS's to play with.

Published Feb 24, 2016 2:06 PM CST   |   Updated Wed, Jul 27 2022 3:39 AM CDT

Through the magic of a well designed JavaScript engine you can play with a Windows 98 virtual machine right in your browser, playing some classic minesweeper just as it was originally intended.

Wanna run Windows 98 for some reason? Why not in your browser! | TweakTown.com

The emulator is capable of only basic x86 emulation at the moment, but the small program is a great example of just how capable JavaScript, in the hands of adept programmers, can actually be. You won't be able to do anything more than simple tasks, and can't play retro games, but it's certainly a very interesting project.

What's more, the individual whose made the project has also been able to emulate Windows 1.01 and certain versions of Linux that all work just swimmingly. So if you're of the generation that never knew the glory of Windows 98, now's your chance to play around without having to install it in your own virtual machine. And you can easily dabble in Linux without the need for a Live-CD and even dabble in FreeDOS.

Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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