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Jan 30, 2012

APK puts Windows 95, 98 and XP, plus Linux on the EVO 3D

And here you thought Microsoft bringing Windows 8 to ARM was big news. Turns out, a member of the xda-developers forum has managed to make an APK that puts a variety of Redmond's x86 operating systems on the HTC EVO 3D and its 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon silicon -- Windows 95, 98, XP and even your favorite flavor of Linux are all available for the three dee-equipped handset. 

All you need to do is install the Bochs Pentium emulator APK and the OS disk image of your choice, modify a couple files, and you'll be doing yesteryear's desktop computing on a handheld in no time. Feeling nostalgic? Detailed instructions how to do it yourself and the necessary files can be found here. 

Does it do the blue screen of death or the force close dance when things go awry?

6 comments:

Atley said...

Does this mean I can finally play the first DOOM on my phone? SO COOL!

The Offender said...

If these work, that means Master of Orion, System Shock (1 and 2), and Civ all on a phone. That is beautiful.

YeamieWaffles said...

That's awesome. Absolutely awesome. I'm not much of a Linux fan but I know how complex and intricate it can be if you're a keen user, cool news.

R said...

Great informations!

Pieter said...

Lol, that's actually pretty cool :)

Zyu said...

That's cool, but I don't really see the use for it.