I wasn't sure where to post this (but i do own windows 7 ), so Mods, feel free to move this thread.
I've always been interested in computers, and I have decided to make it my career choice, however only recently have i acquired a deep interest in computer history.
I'm going to get to the point. I would very much like to try out the old school operating systems like MS-DOS, Windows 1.0-3.1 and even the old Mac OS'.
So, how would i go about doing this? I doubt i can just install those OS' on my current rig, or maybe i can...i dont know. Is there like some sort of emulator i could use? Or do i need to get a hold of a really old computer first? I think i have my dads old windows 95 in the basement somewhere.
Early versions of Linux or the BSDs are great fun to play with (and relatively easy to understand). There are all sorts of other OSs that you can access via emulatiors: CP/M and AmigaOS spring to mind.