For The Love Of… Windows 95

Can I just say, some people have way too much time on their hands. I remember the hubbub associated with the news that someone had ported Windows to a Nokia device, Why oh why though if you were an Apple user, more importantly an iPhone user, Would you want to run Windows 95 on an iPhone.

Why anyone would want to actually run Windows 95 on any thing is still perplexing, As you can see from the video though, it is mainly emulator dependent on the Mac, and does not seem to run that well on the actual iPhone.

I suppose we have to accept that hackers are going to take advantage of our little pocket computers, and innovate with them. The iPhone has been well protected, but as more people get their hands on the SDK, we  may see more WhatThe’s like this. Now I’m a sceptic, the emulator action on the mac looks OK, but the iPhone seems to be showing a single graphic. Hmmm! *scratches head*

The original source for the video, is a site called GooDiPhone, some great comments to be had there, I found this on the UberReview though!

Even though it seems a bit left of field, this is another example of the power of the generation of mobile devices we are using now. Think about the last generation, they were just able to keep up with your first computer, Commodore 64! If your handheld is now running Windows 95, you’ll be running Vista on it by the end of the year.

Good or Bad, it’s a sign of things to come!

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  1. #1 by Erickson Leon on July 14, 2009 - 6:00 pm

    “it’s a sign of things to come!” For sure!
    (But there has been people running w98 on windows Mobile ARM devices (Dell Axims for example) for a long time, 2 or 3 years, using Bochs x86 emulator…)

  2. #2 by James on July 15, 2009 - 11:23 pm

    Nothing really new. I wouldn’t be so discouraging and dismissive, it’s those who do experiment and do things like this who create some great software for our devices.

    Also… WTF with the youtube video. Why not embed it? It actually would cost JAMM more bandwidth to insert that picture.

  3. #3 by Peter Murphy on July 16, 2009 - 4:29 am

    The video was embedded! Lost some code in translation from Windows Live Writer!!!

    Had to change the custom code from WLW to stop it opening in a new window!

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