Developer runs Windows 95 on his Apple Watch


Not only did Lee explain all the steps he took to be able to install Windows 95 on the Apple Watch but he also made the code he used available for anyone to download on GitHub. The developer was certain his attempt to run the old operating system on the smart watch will be successful because although the watch is small it packs more computing power than 1990s PCs. Apple watch specifications are: a 520 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage.

There’s a catch to all this though. Because it is emulated (not virtualized), Windows 95 takes about an hour to boot. And to be able to see Windows in action one will have to continuously tap on the watch screen to keep it from going to sleep or to glue a motor to the watch crown so that every once in a while the watch is triggered to stay awake. Video of Windows 95 booting and an application being run can be watched on Youtube.


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