WinWorld's downloads don't work

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  1. xXxSwagnemitexXx
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    xXxSwagnemitexXx The person who asks n00b questions

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    So, I click the Windows 95 download link in WinWorld, select a mirror (I've tried all 3), it says please wait...
    And takes me back to the download page.

    Halp pls
     
  2. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Never knew about this site before.

    Have you tried disabling your ad-blocker?
     
  3. Procyon

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    Even though it is abandonware, it technically still is piracy/copyright infringement, so you can't mention that site here on this forums.
     
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    sorry for derail but
    i don't think it classifies as abandonware.. the company still exists and still working.. doesn't the creators\company that owns it needs to vanish in order to classify it as abandonware?
    @FAST6191 sure knows something about this...
     
  5. xXxSwagnemitexXx
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    xXxSwagnemitexXx The person who asks n00b questions

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    Don't have one, I scrapped it

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    Really, I thought that as long as I didn't put the link I would be okay

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    Never knew that
     
  6. Procyon

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    Nope abandonware is software that is out of main usage
     
  7. FAST6191

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    Abandonware is not a legal term anywhere (yet) that I know of. It is a concept that some are trying to get recognised and is aimed at works that do not have a clear owner (your company goes bust and all your assets, including rights to something you made, get sold off to all various people, they sell it on as part of another deal, that person then goes bankrupt and as this might be 10 years on nobody cares about something maybe released 30 years ago and thus the original work has no clear owner being the sort of thing it is aimed at).
    The idea would be for works in that state to be donated to the public domain, or gain some kind of permissive license, so people can use them.

    Abandonware is not, and never was, aimed at things like software which have a fairly short lifetime relative to copyright and for which the owners are still very well known/able to be found.
     
  8. xXxSwagnemitexXx
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    xXxSwagnemitexXx The person who asks n00b questions

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    Thought so
    Oh, good to know!