Today Microsoft pulled back the curtains on a Windows feature they have been working on for a few years now. What will be called Nostalgia mode brings users back to the glory days of the 1990s.
The internet is restricted to emulate a 56k modem and no modern websites work. All traffic to Google or Facebook servers are blocked to develop the feeling before search engines and social networks were a thing.
While in Nostalgia mode the computer may become unstable and restart or shut down unexpected. Engineers say this isn’t a bug but instead a feature to replicate the hardware challenges of the late 90s.
Users can expect to be transported back to the glory days sometime in late 2019 when Nostalgia mode rolls out to beta testers. “We’ve been working on this for sometime now and we really think it is going to take people down memory lane, and hopefully quit wishing for those day.”
I work as an engineer in Milwaukee. Currently I work on a few different UWP apps primarily Ink Calendar.