Windows XP (lemmy.zip)
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[-] stefenauris@pawb.social 131 points 3 weeks ago

What's it called when you backport modern features to retro systems like this mockup? I swear there's a word for this...

[-] bradv@lemmy.ca 199 points 3 weeks ago
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[-] jaybone@lemmy.world 24 points 3 weeks ago
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[-] nossaquesapao@lemmy.eco.br 35 points 3 weeks ago

It would be awesome if there was a community focused on that

[-] Maven@lemmy.zip 28 points 3 weeks ago

Be the change you wish to see in the world

[-] clubb@lemmy.world 28 points 3 weeks ago


[-] DmMacniel@feddit.de 18 points 3 weeks ago
[-] TimeSquirrel@kbin.social 16 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Ok...someone do this but in an Atari 2600 theme. I wanna see what loot boxes and modern gaming shit would look in 160x192 128 color resolution.

[-] gazby@lemmy.dbzer0.com 12 points 3 weeks ago

I think you're looking for "anachronism": A thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists.

[-] HootinNHollerin@lemmy.world 9 points 3 weeks ago

I’d call it techlapse

[-] Zerush@lemmy.ml 114 points 3 weeks ago
[-] SuperEars@lemmy.world 28 points 3 weeks ago

That's kind of overwhelming to me. It's like there's no bottom to that rabbit hole. I love it and I have so many questions.

[-] ColdWater@lemmy.ca 19 points 3 weeks ago

Woah cool website, I don't how'd you know about this but thanks you

[-] Zerush@lemmy.ml 23 points 3 weeks ago

How? Using Internet since more than 25 Years result in only ignoring the most new pages.

[-] zaphod@sopuli.xyz 13 points 3 weeks ago

Nice, even moving the computer into the trash worked as expected.

[-] Zerush@lemmy.ml 18 points 3 weeks ago

Even a community in GitHub with forks, mods and plug-ins.


[-] Aussiemandeus@aussie.zone 8 points 3 weeks ago

I love this, I wasted so much time on my phone. The Playstation start up sound was amazing. I need to open it on a conputer

[-] perishthethought@lemm.ee 8 points 3 weeks ago

Half-Life 3 confirmed

Oh yeah, that's gooooood...

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[-] Zehzin@lemmy.world 97 points 3 weeks ago

The little shield next to the turn off computer icon implying it'll update it without asking is a nice touch

[-] KISSmyOSFeddit@lemmy.world 75 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Looks like ads in the start menu aren't anything new.

Edit: I'm dumb, but I'm leaving my comment here.

[-] knacht1@lemmy.world 64 points 3 weeks ago

Surfing away with an administrator account.

[-] girlfreddy@lemmy.ca 30 points 3 weeks ago

Trying to teach my in-laws not to do that was impossible.

[-] barsquid@lemmy.world 7 points 3 weeks ago

Maybe it was just easier to install those browser bars as admin.

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[-] olutukko@lemmy.world 52 points 3 weeks ago

windows has normalized all that shit so well that this image is genuinely disturbing compared to the win 11 start menu. I am glad my windows days ended years ago

[-] Hobbes_Dent@lemmy.world 46 points 3 weeks ago
[-] jelloeater85@lemmy.world 46 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

What the fuck is wrong with you... No... Don't you dishonor my house like that...

[-] HeyMrDeadMan@lemmy.world 40 points 3 weeks ago

Thanks, I threw up a little.

[-] SSJ2Marx@hexbear.net 39 points 3 weeks ago
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[-] fox2263@lemmy.world 32 points 3 weeks ago

Those msn searches 🤣

You could substantially de-uglify XP with a different theme, but, damn....that ugly

[-] Jolteon@lemmy.zip 15 points 3 weeks ago

Which one, black or silver?

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[-] tenchiken@lemmy.dbzer0.com 28 points 3 weeks ago


I hate it.

[-] kuneho@lemmy.world 26 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Since at that time these shits weren't really normalized, I can imagine some people would actually like these things and maybe even use them. It would have feel... kinda modern? If that makes sense... (tho when I first saw XP after using 95 and 98 in my life at that point, it felt absolutely super-duper modern x3)

I like this image - it is really nicely done. I don't like what it represents, but the image itself is decent.

[-] EnderMB@lemmy.world 10 points 3 weeks ago

Given that this was the prime time for Bonzi Buddy, I'm inclined to say I agree with you. People chose these things years ago, because it added more to the experience outside of "here is your word processor, here is notepad, here are the three games you have to play".

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[-] bolexforsoup@lemmy.blahaj.zone 23 points 3 weeks ago

Some Microsoft exec somewhere: “WRITE THAT DOWN”

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[-] blindsight@beehaw.org 22 points 3 weeks ago

It's missing filling the start bat with a massive Copilot box and weather/news widget. Or maybe missed an opportunity to make Clippy the AI assistant.

I love-hate it.

[-] Zerlyna@lemmy.world 20 points 3 weeks ago

I preferred Yahoo Messenger to Windows solely due to the ROTFLMAO emoji… it kicked ass. Made me giggle every time I used it.

[-] Matombo@lemmy.world 19 points 3 weeks ago


but it's also a very good visualization what windows user got slow boiled into

[-] SimplyTadpole@lemmy.dbzer0.com 15 points 3 weeks ago

Look how they massacred my boy...

[-] NigelFrobisher@aussie.zone 15 points 3 weeks ago

Make thyself scarce, cur, less ye see the back of my hand.

[-] Codemancer@lemm.ee 11 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I love the attention to detail, putting the upsell “30days of msn premium” between the “start” and “all programs” buttons, beautiful.

[-] SynopsisTantilize@lemm.ee 10 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I crave retro futuristic. The flesh craves nostalgia. Also... pentiums and 512mb of ram would have fucking been cooked if they tried this lmao

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[-] ZoraMystery@lemmy.world 9 points 3 weeks ago

I don't remember seeing all the internet links in the start menu.

[-] Bongles@lemm.ee 29 points 3 weeks ago
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[-] Zerush@lemmy.ml 7 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Windows is ideal for experts, Twilight Zone lovers and desire for adventure, for the rest Linux is better (In the beginning it was the other way around, the first Distros even caused some suicids)

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