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Anyone have Windows 95/NT/XP running on Driod?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by colnago, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member
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    It looks like some people have Win 3.11/95/NT4.0 running on the N900 via a "DOS shell". If possible on the Droid, it may be a workaround for some added functionality not yet available (e.g. slingbox access, full Flash support, et al). Its running a bit slow, but from what I understand some of the native OS/settings/coding could be optimized for better performance.

    Personally, I'm just looking for sling support, but I'm sure there's a ton of other functionality people could gain, if nothing else, provide a different way to approach current problems.

    WinNT:

    YouTube - Windows NT 4.0 running on Nokia N900


    Win3.11:

    YouTube - Faster version of running Windows 3.11 on N900


    Win95:

    YouTube - Windows 95 working on Nokia N900
     

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  2. ronjcar

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    Why would I want to? Just get a windows phone, if that is what you want.

    Ron
     
  3. njKeever

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    You may not want to, but he does. Oh, the beauty of Android.
     
  4. Apeman

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    Yep, I have Win3.1 and Win95(Slowly) on my iDont Touch using Bochs....... it should be able to be ported to Android. Search Bochs emulator for Android or Bochs emulator for Iphone.
     
  5. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member
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    Fair enough...but having full blown app support on a "phone" allows one to leave their PC/laptop at home, as well as filling in the gaps for that which has not, nor can not, be ported. Let alone some of the performance issues w/WinMo "touch" devices. But not only would there be app support, but codec support as well. Even though i can access and render Flash sites fully, right now, sites like hulu won't play video (used to before move to flash 10), XM radio "online" will allow for channel changes, but the audio stream is not supported...the same for sling.com's web based access to your sling box, to name a few.

    For those of us IT professionals, given that devices running Android, Maemo, WinMo, et al, are not always "approved for access on some networks", having a standardized platform, running on a "phone" with readily available internet access, makes "being on call" a lot easier.
     

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