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#1 booty_jon

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:09 PM

it's cool try it in your epadAs I've mentioned in the past, most Android phones are more powerful than my first few computers. The next logical step is running those desktop operating systems on our smartphone hardware. In this case, Microsoft Windows 95.File this under "Why? Because I can". There's really no utilitarian reason why one would want to do this, other than to say that they can.To get started you'll need to grab the qumu95eng.rar file, here. (You'll also need a program on your desktop PC to un-rar this file, WinRar or 7-Zip will do the job.)Next, extract the SDLapp.apk to the root of your sdcard.Then extract the SDL folder (and its contents) to the root of your sdcard.Once that's done, on your Android find and open SDLapp.apk (I used AndExplorer, which is free from the Market). Once installed you can find the libSDL app in your app drawer. Tap it and Windows 95 will begin to boot.There you go! Keep in mind that Windows 95 wasn't "touch friendly" so you'll have to tap and drag the mouse cursor around, and "clicks" are tricky because the pointer is so small.Additionally, the screen resolution is set at 640x480 (which doesn't fill the screen), you're probably not going to be able to fire up Internet Explorer and surf the web, install printers, or install additional programs.And remember, if you don't properly shutdown, the next time you go to boot up Windows 95 you'll be met with an old-school Scandisk, even on Android.

#2 mohtam

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:14 AM

Where is the files? No download links.

#3 kiarov

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:20 AM

It didnt worked for me it just keep forcing shutdown itself. It a shame. :P

#4 spdzo

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 01:40 AM

why to use old os in apad? it seems so pointless...

#5 MrHabaki

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 01:52 AM

because he can ;)

#6 MrHabaki

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 01:52 AM

But that Debian Linux port looks very promising... when I have time I will try a little around with it!

#7 spdzo

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:26 AM

because he can

but glitchy. so why settle for less? just wondering.

#8 MrHabaki

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:37 AM

Just tried it out and it doesn't work on my flytouch with rudroid... libSDL force close :) (libSDL.jni)

#9 Godmik

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:59 AM

Nice, but...where's the download link?

#10 MrHabaki

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:03 AM

Let me google that for youVoila:http://dl.dropbox.co...8/qemu95eng.rar

#11 Godmik

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:31 AM

thanks,but I've just downloaded from XDA =Pby the way, thanks again

#12 vici0us

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:52 PM

The debian looks more promising than win95.

#13 chula59

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:43 PM

Nice Creative Workbecause we have people who love to do more than just talkso human can create manythingKeep me posted when u can run Windows 7 , or XPThank

#14 chula59

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:48 PM

does it support wifi when run in win95

#15 MrHabaki

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 01:52 AM

As I said for me it doesn't run... did anyone have had success?

#16 booty_jon

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:02 AM

for those who can't run it you need 2.1 or 2.2 android fw for it, bec donut fw has a bug it cant load the libsdl properly my project now is to install windows 98 on it with working touch screen and wifi but i'm still waiting for the new release of adosbox with on screen keyboard. Thanks,Jon

#17 booty_jon

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:22 AM

windows 95 emuMEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery serviceThanks,Jon

#18 nakito

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:26 AM

i think its depend on the hardware

#19 MrHabaki

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:33 AM

[quote name='booty_jon;87349]for those who can't run it you need 2.1 or 2.2 android fw for it' date=' bec donut fw has a bug it cant load the libsdl properly my project now is to install windows 98 on it with working touch screen and wifi but i'm still waiting for the new release of adosbox with on screen keyboard. Thanks,Jon[/QUOTE'] Okay, I see, so it's pretty useless on a flytouch (I) with 1.6 OS.Maybe someone will try that with the CoBurn ROM (maybe even a reason to try this ROM?)?

#20 mdarscott

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:12 AM

Hilarious! Way to go!My DVD player has a better CPU than my first computer!




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