In today's era, it is now becoming possible to be productive just by using a smartphone, or even a watch. This is due to advancements in technology, allowing us to pack a large amount of computing power into small form devices.
With this in consideration, Nick Lee, a developer, through some experiments has actually managed to install Microsoft's retro operating system, Windows 95, on an Apple Watch.
This is not the first time Lee has toyed with installing full-fledged computer operating systems on the Apple Watch. According to him, he has also managed to run Mac OS 7.5.5 some time ago.
As seen on the video, the OS managed to run itself on the watch. Lee was also able to open the Start menu and load a program. He further points out that the Apple Watch's 520 MHz processor is about 25 times faster than a 386 processor, the minimum processor required to install Windows 95. "As a result, I was feeling confident that the Apple Watch had the ability to run one of the most revered desktop operating systems Redmond has ever produced," Lee stated.
Explaining how he was able to get the operating system to run on such a small device, he said that it is possible to patch certain files within a WatchKit app, and then load a user's desired code instead of Apple's which Lee believes is restrictive when it comes to controls.
He lastly notes that since the system is emulated and not virtualized, it will take about an hour for Windows 95 to boot on the watch.
For those who are interested in trying out the experiment as well, Lee has detailed some instructions here, including information where to access the code needed.
Source, Image, and Video: Tendigi Insights via Business Insider
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