Remember the quaint old Windows 95 operating system? That’s even a step back from the iconic Windows 98 that is widely considered the first Windows version to offer a truly rich multimedia experience. Well ‘truly rich’ in the context of a time that was still some years behind the new millennium. All of this happened well over a decade ago and as they say, a lot of water has flows under the bridge since then. In fact, the entire PC segment has gone for a complete overhaul during this time so that what we have now could only be dreamt of back then.
While its not only a comprehensive increase of computing power that we now have at our disposal, the other thing that has invaded the computing scenario is an entirely new segment, that of Tablet PCs and touchscreen based devices that was still in incubation stages during the beginning of the new century. And when its about tablets, the one name that comes to mind instantly and whether you like it or not is the iPad from Apple that has become the rage the world over in the last year of the first decade of the new century.
But then, though that’s quite a few years in between, someone seems to have not forgotten the Windows 95 yet and has got enough time and zeal to form a bridge in time to make the latest iPad run the now defunct Windows 95. The individual is also kind enough to share how he pulled of the feat in this step-by-step 8 minute video.
So if you also were thinking to hack your iPad to run the Windows 95, you know where to turn to. Or you can even use it as the basis to make more innovative additions to the iPad. There has been quite a few version of Windows since then, like Windows 98, Me, 2000, the more recent XP and the Vista version of Windows. Or who knows, someday we might even come across an iPad running the latest Windows 7.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email