Relive the sublime perfection of Windows 95 in your Linux desktop environment

There are many rudimentary Microsoft-style themes for Linux, but Chicago95 fastidiously recreates the ineffable beauty of Windows '95 right down to the finest details. It's a perfect melding of the historical Windows and modern Linux experiences. Creator Grassmunk (who also made a less-precise but still-beautiful MacOS Classic theme) writes:

I was unhappy with the various XFCE/GTK2/GTK3 Windows 95 based themes and decided to make one that was more consistent across the board for theming.

Included in this theme:

New icons to complete the icon theme started with Classic95 Edited Redmond XFWM theme to more accurately reflect Windows 95 Edited Xfce-Redmond by dbbolton to be more accurate and include XFCE panels Created GTK-3.0 theme from scratch (based on Win 10 and Mate themes) Plymouth theme created from scratch An MS-DOS inspired theme for oh-my-zsh

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Boombox "turns any cassette into vaporwave"

Wow! I'm quite aflutter.

Worn belts + QSound = aesthetic

That QSound button widens stereo, adds reverb, and applies other audio 'enhancements' intended to heal (or conceal) typical tape trouble. The official website has a glorious Web 1.0 aesthetic of its own. Read the rest

Windows 95 startup sound slowed 4000%

Something about the soundtrack to Hi Stranger tickled neurons untickled for many years. Read the rest

Buy Windows 95, Dances With Wolves and Myst in this vaporwave classic

Don't miss this cool vaporwave game about the end of the "hanging at the mall" consumerist heyday.

Play it now: RadOS

Billed as a "modern horror experience", RadOS summons the simultaneously hilarious and nightmarish circumstance of cursing softly at a bright, gooey GUI as you struggle desperately against losing everything.