Tuesday Fright Video: Windows 95 Ported to iPhone

I forget if this brings us 4 minutes to midnight or only 5 on the official app-ocalypse clock, but duck and cover because Windows 95 has been ported to run on an iPhone.

Ish. Gizmodo, via GoodiPhone, has the deets:

The hack makes use of a standard Windows 95 image and the Bochs emulator, though as you can expect, the performance is thoroughly crummy. They're working on getting Windows XP to work too. An abomination, I say.

So say we all.

But hey, at least it wasn't Windows ME...

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Tuesday Fright Video: Windows 95 Ported to iPhone

19 Comments

Is it really a port?
Or is it just running under an emulator?
My understanding was you couldn't port what you don't have source code for, because you need to recompile.

I don't understand win 95 on an iPhone???, does that
mean I could run photoshop (early version) on an
iPhone? And unreal tournament, doom etc?

Didn't someone make an app similar to thiss around April of this year? Then it turned out it was an April fools joke. Maybe this is real. Although, I don't know why someone would want to use windows on such a heavenly device???

@The Reptile
BSODs only happen when people mix old ass hardware with advanced copies of Windows, either that or they just don't know what they are doing. Don't act like OSX isn't bloated, locks up, or isn't slow because it is and does. Snow Kitty wont be any better.
Win7 is where its at.

@Conor -
I use this for work and it works quite well, seriously makes my life so much easier.
I just have the dock installed, but theres 100s of add-ins
rocketdock dot com