A few days ago I started playing with the idea of trying to post to facebook from a fresh windows 95 VM using only software that I could aquire from the internet through Windows 95. Today Juan and I did a live session through to success. More details to below the video.
64MB RAM (I later upgraded this to 256MB)
Internet explorer 4.40.308
Final working setup
0:00:00 - Introduction
0:00:29 - Two guys making modem noises
0:09:30 - Try facebook on Internet Explorer 4.0
0:09:42 - Internet Explorer 4.0 does not know HTTPS
0:44:47 - Found ftp://ftp.lanet.lv/ftp/windows/www/netscape3.0/
0:46:10 - Found Internet Explorer 2.0!!!!!
0:48:26 - Starting to look like a real Windows 95 desktop
0:48:50 - Began installing Netscape Navigator 3.0
0:50:37 - Run Netscape Navigator 3.0
0:52:28 - Netscape Navigator 3.0 does not support any of the SSL Cyphers that Facebook does.
0:55:50 - Muuuuch better (no JS errors)
0:57:04 - Try m.facebook.com
0:59:41 - Found http://arc.opera.com/pub/opera/win/
1:00:53 - Download Opera 8.54
1:02:00 - Install Opera 8.54
1:05:30 - We have a login screen
1:17:00 - Re-Introduction / Recap
1:17:20 - Upgraded VM to 256MB RAM
1:22:04 - Post screen appears for the first time
1:32:08 - Beginning post
1:36:15 - Made the post - DING DING DING
1:42:37 - Confirmed post was successful
There's been a lot of interest in this. So we are very likely to do more.
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