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Windows 3.1 saved a U.S. airline from CrowdStrike by CrowdStrike

Southwest Airlines, the fourth largest airline in the U.S., was largely unaffected by the CrowdStrike issue due to its usage of Windows 3.1. Chaos ensued only among those airlines that were utilizing current versions of Windows. Released in 1992, Win...

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A former Microsoft vice president showed off the first copy of Windows 95

Brad Silverberg, former Senior Vice President and Product Manager at Microsoft, showcased the world's first copy of Windows 95. It all started with a post by Dave Plummer, another outstanding Microsoft employee, who stands behind the Task Manager, ZI...

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'We won the war on floppy disks': Japan repeals 1034 rules mandating floppy disks

Japan is not only about ultra-modern high-speed trains and self-cleaning toilets. The flip side of progress was that the country's regulations required government agencies to use flexible magnetic disks, known as floppy disks. It seems that the Japan...

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Pocket 386 retro laptop with Intel 386 SX 40 MHz chip, 8 MB RAM, Windows 3.11 or 95 - you can even swap out the video card

The name of the Pocket 386 portable computer gives an idea of its specifications. The retro laptop is equipped with an Intel 386 SX processor running at 40 MHz, 8 MB of RAM, a replaceable VGA card, and a Yamaha sound adapter. It has a 7" IPS screen w...

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Manufacturers shipped 152.9 exabytes of magnetic tape for data storage In 2023 - shipments up 3.14%

It is considered that magnetic tape is outdated as a digital data storage medium. However, people and organizations that use it, obviously, have not read about it. Tape manufacturers according to the Linear Tape-Open standard supplied 152.9 exabytes ...

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The remake of 1988 JRPG Dragon Quest 3 is coming soon - Square Enix's cryptic teaser

A remake of the 1988 JRPG Dragon Quest 3 was announced three years ago and received a trailer, which reimagined the classic game in the HD-2D art style from Octopath Traveler. Now, publisher Square Enix has announced an update to the project. Today,...

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A remake of Wizardry, the 1981 game that was the world's first team-based -RPG, has been released on Steam

After several months of early access on Steam, the 3D remake of Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord, a classic RPG from 1981 by Sir-Tech Software, has been released. Developed by Digital Eclipse, this project brings the iconic role-playing ...

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Apple iPod Classic with SSD, USB-C and Bluetooth in 2024 - the hardest part was opening the case

Brady Snyder from XDA enjoys using the Apple iPod Classic music player in 2024, but is hindered by issues with a device that is over 20 years old. Therefore, he added an SSD, USB-C port, and Bluetooth to the 2008 iPod Classic. One of the best ways to...

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