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Windows 95 Running on an iPhone

GoodiPhone reports that a group of developers have managed to install and run Windows 95 on the iPhone. With the help of a Bochs emulator and an original Windows 95 image, they managed to get the Microsoft OS running on Apple's iPhone. Unfortunately, it seems performance was an issue so they're eager to try the same test on an iPhone 3GS.

The developers also tried to get Windows XP running. Check out the video and screenshots below.

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And for old time's sake, here's the Weezer video for "Buddy Holly", which came bundled with Windows 95.

  • dravis12
    Sigh...if only they could get it to run Windows ME. Then I'd buy an iPhone for sure.
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  • mtyermom
    hrmm, windows 7 on the next gen or two of iphone?
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  • megamanx00
    Heh, that's funny.
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  • lifelesspoet
    can it run android?
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  • Ramar
    I do appreciate the Buddy Holly video because Weezer was great back in the day, but...embedding disabled. Other than that, thanks. I love stuff like this.
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  • B-Unit
    Wow...

    I hate to be this guy, but thats not an iPhone, thats a MacBook running some kind of iPhone simulation.

    Ill be impressed when I see it on a real iPhone. Until then, this is pure BS.
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  • Ramar
    @B-Unit

    Actually watch the video. He does have a unit running it.
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  • shotgunpadre
    They stole my idea!! Which is great to play starcraft on an iPhone if they get over the performance issues.
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  • They did the same thing on a PSP a few years back.
    Win 95 or better even 98Se is a perfect windows OS systems for Ultra mobile devices and mids. They have the processor and RAM requirements needed to run these OS'es.

    Too bad they are no longer supported by MS.
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  • The performance is just terrible on the IPhone.
    Perhaps because Win95 is running as an app (or is softwarematic simulated) on the IPhone. I believe Win95 needed something like 300-400MB diskspace, 32MB Ram, a vesa compatible video card (you could also run it in monochrome), and a 386 processor to run.
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