Developer Gets Windows 95 Running on the Apple Watch [Video]

Developer Gets Windows 95 Running on the Apple Watch [Video]

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Developer Nick Lee has managed to get Windows 95 running on the Apple Watch.

To get the Apple Watch to launch Windows 95, Lee had to patch certain files within a WatchKit app to load his own application code.

With a 520 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, the Apple Watch packs a lot of computing horsepower into a very small package. On paper, its processor alone is about twenty-five times faster than the average 386, and 512 MB was the size of a hard drive in the mid nineties, not memory. As a result, I was feeling confident that the Apple Watch had the ability to run one of the most revered desktop operating systems Redmond has ever produced.

Since it's run using the Bochs x86 emulator, it takes Windows 95 an hour to boot! Lee hot glued a motor to the watch's crown to keep it from falling asleep.

Check out the video below or hit the link for more details on how it was done...

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joshWUa - May 2, 2016 at 3:58am
Does anyone know the song they used in the intro?? I know it's a game console sound I remember it well but I dunno for which one.
clown - May 2, 2016 at 2:42am
With advancements in technology. Eventually someone would figure this out . When DVD was first out it was amazing, 4.4 gb then 9 gb, then blue rays 25/50gb ...Low and behold 4k bluy rays , with 120gb on a single disc. When 350 mb hard drives in the 1990"s where $1700 bucks , you knew the prospects of advanced technology would take hold in the future. The simple fact is electronic components are small and compact that they can be programmed in such small devices.
Marcos Furtado - May 2, 2016 at 2:13am
After the MBA12 being cut in half, clarified bring us another very useful video.
joshWUa - May 1, 2016 at 12:31pm
Ha yea "lots of horsepower" huh. This watch is slower than the article itself.
Reboot2eNlarge - May 1, 2016 at 4:20pm
Optimized software versus and old software. Yeah you know what you're talking about. You are the winner of M0R0n of the week!
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