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VIDEO: Windows 95 Running On the iPad

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 57 comments

You might remember our writing about Windows 95 running on the iPhone in July of last year. The iSoft team achieved this using the Bochs emulator and an original Windows 95 image.

Well it would seem the folks at iSoft have done it again. After receiving an email from someone named Pavel Egorkin, we did a little research and it turns out Pavel is part of the iSoft dev team. Pavel sent us the following video of Windows 95 running on an iPad.

Mr. Egorkin didn't provide us with any addition information, so we have no way of knowing if this was done using the same Bochs emulator but we'll update once he gets back to us.

Windows 95 on the iPad

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    N.Broekhuijsen , April 9, 2010 6:39 PM
    deividastI hope they won't try to put WindowsME on iPad... it would kill poor thing

    Aren't we trying to kill these things??
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    insider3 , April 9, 2010 6:49 PM
    Good. Now get flash to run on it.
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    cbrei10213 , April 9, 2010 6:36 PM
    hahaha, it costs 500+ for an apple product to run windows 95... hahaha
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    HansVonOhain , April 9, 2010 6:31 PM
    That is amazing actually. The vid took forever to download...
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    HansVonOhain , April 9, 2010 6:32 PM
    On the other note, this article is not repeating as other past ipads are kewl articles.
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    lvlouro , April 9, 2010 6:33 PM
    Windows 95 took forever to load u mean
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    cbrei10213 , April 9, 2010 6:36 PM
    hahaha, it costs 500+ for an apple product to run windows 95... hahaha
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    sliem , April 9, 2010 6:37 PM
    Nice but what's the use? It's so slow and not touch friendly. iPad is not designed to run on anything other than its own.
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    deividast , April 9, 2010 6:38 PM
    I hope they won't try to put WindowsME on iPad... it would kill poor thing :) 
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    N.Broekhuijsen , April 9, 2010 6:38 PM
    first iPad article that I actually wanted to read!
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    N.Broekhuijsen , April 9, 2010 6:39 PM
    deividastI hope they won't try to put WindowsME on iPad... it would kill poor thing

    Aren't we trying to kill these things??
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    Lessqqmorepewpew , April 9, 2010 6:39 PM
    while i generally don't agree with apple's marketing strategy and their draconian restrictions on their products...

    hmm... couldn't find any way of putting a positive light on the iPad.
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    saaiello , April 9, 2010 6:43 PM
    Wow look how slow that is took for it to load I would think it would run faster then that for how much it cost. :lol: 
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    kingnoobe , April 9, 2010 6:46 PM
    And why on earth would you put 95 on anything. That's fail in of itself.
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    insider3 , April 9, 2010 6:49 PM
    Good. Now get flash to run on it.
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    Honis , April 9, 2010 6:50 PM
    Ah, so it can be made useful to people requiring a real OS for productivity.
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    micr0be , April 9, 2010 6:52 PM
    next time they should run linux... any distro would work perfectly fine on any set of hardware.
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    eddieroolz , April 9, 2010 7:03 PM
    Not practical by any means but its a good showcase of technical ability.
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    godwhomismike , April 9, 2010 7:04 PM
    Didn't Apple skimp on the memory on the iPad, and only put in 256MB of ram into that thing? Unfortunate. With 1-2 GB of ram, we could have probably saw even cooler stuff done with it.
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    hakesterman , April 9, 2010 7:06 PM
    It totally blows my mind on how many negative people come on here and post negativety about something they know so little about. Go try and ipad and stop reading about it, once you try it your attitude will completely change. Not only that but you will beable to say at least i tryed it before i talked poop about something i know nothing about.

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    hellwig , April 9, 2010 7:24 PM
    I don't recall the win95 on iPhone article, but this has to be emulated in a virtual machine (and thus, with enough resources, they could probably run any OS). Afterall, Win95 was only for the x86, and yet the iPad runs an ARM processor. Still, as others have said, why?
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    posteris , April 9, 2010 7:28 PM
    poorly debuged device drivers :D 
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    mlopinto2k1 , April 9, 2010 7:46 PM
    Ugh.. it's an EMULATOR. Probably a poor one at that. How about this.. go try and run the PS2 emulator on your fastest PC. Good luck.
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