Today, I did something that I haven’t done in more than a decade:
…I loaded Windows 95.
Yup, you read that right. Remember this screen?
Check out that icon for “The Microsoft Network”!
Why? Well, the last chess program that I really enjoyed was something called Sierra Online’s “PowerChess”. I decided that I’d load up my 14 year old copy to see how it held up and it turns out that it won’t work with Compatibility Mode… so I had to load up Windows Virtual PC.
As part of the installation process, it does a performance test. I found this dialog box funny:
I guess Pentium Pro-13 was considered state-of-the-art back then ‘eh? Anyway… just thought I’d share this ‘flashback’ to the 90’s with y’all.