We have already seen Windows 95 running on the Samsung Gear Live and Surface RT smartphone, now is the time to see Windows 95 running on an iPhone 6 Plus. A Chinese programmer successfully installed the retired operating system on his new iPhone. To do the trick, he used iDos, an open source application that helped install the software, although it has not been able to upgrade to Windows XP.
While it is not useful to install old software on new hardware, especially on a phone, it is particularly interesting to see that older versions of Windows can run on modern hardware. Sure, running Windows 95 on your new iPhone 6 won’t increase your productivity, but you can at least say you’ve done it.
Installation instructions can be found here.
These are some of the translated frequently asked questions:
- ￼Q: Can I install WINDOWS XP? A: The answer is yes, it can, but certainly not for long, because just going to simulate the DOS environment is not the true meaning of the virtual machine, so the system is more difficult to run the environment simulation environment and DOS and does not have XP running on basic environmental needs, so later if XP system is transplanted, I will spend my free time with friends ios platform to write plugin to run XP virtual machine system.
- Q: Why are you doing this? Why not use Remote Desktop? A: First of all, to show that this kind of high remote desktop is not supported on win98 systems, it should not be used during system installation and tools methods sent to me here.
- Q: Why is the process in which I installed the browser process incorrect? A: Because the old simulator only simulates the environment of 16, although the win98 16/32 hybrid system, but the Explorer and the exe process, a large part necessary is a 32-bit environment, so when they need 32, The program calls some system environment variables and support libraries when an error occurs, LZ modifies some of the features is designed to allow it to run in the good missing environment. However, this modification will change the part of the machine, which took some device errors when using LZ to modify the good image. After LZ, based on everyone’s feedback, slowly improving!
Feng Fountain via TechCrunch