I don't even know what kind of hack this is supposed to be, but I just had to share it with you.
So apparently there is this thing called "Windows 99", made in yup 1999 by "Microsoft".
However it is quite obvious that this is just someone's jacked-up version of Windows 98SE. It is a much-debated topic, and amazingly nearly three years after I had stumbled upon the VM and put it on my system, it was still there. That almost never happens.
The Windows 99 splash screen. It has the cloud arrangement of the 98 splash, but the loading bar of the 95 splash.
It still looks pretty legitimate right now though.
The login screen gives it away though. They forgot to change that "Windows 98" thing.
The default desktop looks pretty smooth.
The VM packager bundled a load of useless crap along with it, however at least they installed VMAdditions so it looks nice.
Oh, and the kicker? NONE of the useless crap has an uninstaller!
Clearly this is not made by Microsoft...one would hope not anyway...
As you can see, dialog boxes were about the only other thing changed. They now have some fancy colors to them.