Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Feb 2009 09:31 UTC, submitted by itomato
Mac OS X A few days ago, we concluded (yes, we did!) that it was cool to run Windows 3.1 on your Nokia N95 using Qemu. Of course, the Apple world couldn't stay behind, and now we have one of Apple's obsolete operating systems running on the iPhone: System 7, also using Qemu.
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Isn't the bigger news that QEmu is running?
by phoenix on Thu 26th Feb 2009 22:28 UTC
phoenix
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2005-07-11

Afterall, it's not that big of a deal that someone got "OS whatever" running in QEmu.

Or, are we going to start seeing "news" posts that "Windows 98 is running on an iPhone", "Windows XP is running on a Nokia", "FreeBSD is running on a WinCE device" ... when in reality, they're all running in QEmu.

Let's at least be excited about what actually happened, and not some sensationalistic non-newsworthy thing.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Afterall, it's not that big of a deal that someone got "OS whatever" running in QEmu.

Or, are we going to start seeing "news" posts that "Windows 98 is running on an iPhone", "Windows XP is running on a Nokia", "FreeBSD is running on a WinCE device" ... when in reality, they're all running in QEmu.


I do agree partially. It would be MUCH cooler if you got one of the well-known older/alternative OSes running natively on such devices, but as System 7 and Win3.1 are both closed source the chances are non-existent... I still very, very deeply wish I could get Linux kernel running natively on my Nokia 6630. I'd be a happy clam even if I had to code all the rest myself ;)

Anyway, of course it is a big feat to get a complete virtual machine working on a device of such size and computing-power. That's a lot bigger feat though than running something inside it, however.

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