An independent developer has managed to hack a Calculator to run Windows 10 operating system, but it’s not a basic or scientific calculator that we normally use. According to the photos, the device is actually the HP’s Prime Graphing Calculator which comes with a touch screen interface, and good industrial design.
The photos shared by the developer Ben shows off Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things) edition running on the HP Prime Graphing Calculator.
Perhaps not the most useful hack in the world, but still very cool.
I remember the time when getting Linux to run on something interesting was sorta newsworthy.
My, how the tables have turned.
This is an amazing and enthralling achievement, in it’s own bizarre kind of way.
I’m not massively familiar with Windows installation, especially IoT versions, but it looks like this is getting up the install/recovery bootloader, rather than the OS itself. In this case, it would help explain (from the article) “how he managed to install Windows 10 on a calculator which has only 256MB of RAM” (Microsoft specifies min requirements for IoT Core with display as 512MB RAM + 2G storage).
Maybe someone with better knowledge and understanding than me can confirm. From the twitter thread it looks like @imbushuo is still working on it.