back to top

19 Screenshots That Will Make You Feel Overwhelmingly Nostalgic

It's like being in 1996 all over again.

Posted on
Philipp Jahner / BuzzFeed

1. Netscape was what all the cool kids used. Only casuals would be caught using Internet Explorer.

Netscape / Via logo-kid.com

2. Encarta was your Wikipedia:

Microsoft / Via reddit.com

3. And this was your Photoshop:

Microsoft / Via designmeans.com

4. This was how you listened to CDs:

Microsoft / Via guidebookgallery.org

5. And this was for MP3s:

6. This was how you got online:

Microsoft / Via netzwelt.de

7. And even though you never really knew what defragging did, you were told it was important, so you did it anyways:

Microsoft / Via dullneon.com

8. This was the choicest background:

Microsoft / Via imgur.com

9. You could never settle on the best cards for solitaire:

Microsoft / Via reddit.com

10. Google didn't exist, but there were plenty of precursors:

11. You'll never forget the sounds of ICQ:

ICQ

12. You committed your first cybercrime using Napster:

Shawn Fanning, Sean Parker

13. You never fully grasped the rules of Hearts:

Microsoft / Via medialibrary.wikia.com

14. And you always quit Minesweeper in frustration as soon as you lost, which was usually the first time you played:

Microsoft

15. The built-in screensavers were THE BEST:

Microsoft / Via youtube.com

16. You used your "evaluation version" on WinZip to get your files as small as possible so they'd fit on fewer floppy disks:

17. You marveled the first time you saw a hard drive with over 1GB on it. SO MUCH SPACE!

Microsoft / Via debian.org

18. Your first gaming addiction was called Chip's Challenge:

phenomedia publishing / Via moregameslike.com

19. And at one absurd point in time, you absolutely HAD TO wait for this message before you could turn off your computer:

Microsoft

This post was translated from German.

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right
The best things at three price points