Windows 1.01 in web-browser

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Windows 1.01 in web-browser

Post by fulea.stefan » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:06 pm

For whoever wishes (for historical or whatever other reasons) to understand how the first Windows felt like:
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Re: Windows 1.01 in web-browser

Post by DOSGuy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:20 pm

Windows 1.01 will be protected by copyright until 2080. How long do you think this will be up before Microsoft's lawyers take it down?

Actually, it looks like there's copyright infringement all over the place in PCjs. It claims to use the original IBM PC ROM BIOS and MDA font ROM, which will be protected by copyright until 2076. The site also includes disk images of PC DOS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0. They even have a copy of Zork in one of their embeddable machines. Emulators and simulators are legal, but you have to provide non-copyright infringing ROMs, or require your users to locate their own copyright infringing ROMs and software.
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Re: Windows 1.01 in web-browser

Post by Z98 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:05 pm

Uh, yeah, unless someone can demonstrate how the above is not outright copyright infringement, I'm going to have to remove the link.

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Re: Windows 1.01 in web-browser

Post by fulea.stefan » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:59 pm

I wasn't aware about the possible legal issues in my previous post. Sorry for that.

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Re: Windows 1.01 in web-browser

Post by EmuandCo » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:55 pm

Some german News Pages like Cashy's Blog posted about it too. With links. Legal or not.... good question.
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