"As the video below shows, the results are curious, rather than producing anything usable."
Sounds like Windows 1 0...
Paris: "Now where did that hour go???"
A chap named Nick Lee has managed to run Windows 95 on his Apple Watch. We say “run”, and not installed, because he's had to emulate it. As Lee explains the Apple Watch packs a 520Mhz processor, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage, specs that put many a PC to shame when Windows 95 launched back in 1995. Of course Windows 95 just …
"...w95 or the watch?" The watch, obviously. It's a measure of just how pointless the Apple Watch is that a user would waste time trying to emulate a completely different OS on it. It also speaks volumes of the waste of resources the Apple Watch is - 512MB of RAM and all it can do is act as a poor header to an iPhone!?!?! Then again, he may just have wanted what all Apple users ends wanting - a decent set of tools running on his Apple device (AKA MS Office).
> My first computer I had was a Z80 at 4MHZ with 64k of memory and 4 - 8" floppies.
Floppies? FLOPPIES? Youths today don't know they're born. In my day we had to make do with a 300-baud casette interface and 1K RAM.
(I can't remember how fast the processor was on the Nascom 1 but I doubt whether it was as fast as 4MHz..)
On the one hand, i see this as a totally pointless device that the owner was dumb to buy in the first place, being compounded by using for something even more pointless and wasting a whole bunch of time to do it.
But... only the other hand, running a non-touch obsolete OS on touch only device, which while sounds like the definition of pointless, is actually more useful than the Apple watch was to start with....
From the tone of your post I have to ask this very simple question
"Have you ever thought to yourself 'what if...'?"
If you haven't than I feel sorry for you.
This inquiring mind sort of thing has resulted in a good few discoveries that we rely upon every day.
What if ... back in the pre-stone age, a man or a woman picked up a bit of broken flint and thought 'I wonder if that could help me skin that animal a bit quicker?'
In any event, what are you doing on a Tech (sic) site?
Pointless. Long live pointlessness!
Experimentation and trying dumb stuff creates the wealth of knowledge our society is built upon. The guy who heated up the funny coloured rock to be rewarded with copper was probably just heating up some rocks to find out what would happen.
Curiosity and tinkering have given us a huge advantage over the other species we share this spinning ball with. You either accept the world around you as static and perfect, or you play with it and advance the cannon of knowledge. Now I know it can run W95, it might inspire a new use case, or make me tempted to attempt to install a decent antivirus product...
"This inquiring mind sort of thing has resulted in a good few discoveries that we rely upon every day."
Quite so, and I suspect most of those discoveries did not start with somebody leaping out of a bath and shouting "eureka", but with phrases like: "That's strange", "How do I make it do that again?", "What happens if ... ?" and "I wonder why it did that?"
A physical exercise such as repeatedly lifting a weight in a gym could be seen as pointless, but it has an effect of the physical condition.
Being able to understand and overcome problems when trying to achieve something is a useful skill and such an exercise as this will only enhance those skills.
I like to tinker and make stuff work, but as soon as it works I move onto something else. The benefit of all that tinkering pays off in my day job.
Apple users want the Windows OS, but Windows users never want Apple OS.
So how do you explain the Hackintosh project?
In any case: Microsoft will sell a copy of Windows to anyone who wants it, regardless of whether it will run, but Apple don't really want you running their OS on anyone else's hardware, and never have.
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