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Running 1996 Macintosh OS 7.5.5 on a 2015 Apple Watch?

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The great community of developers is not only dedicated to creating apps, programs and tools to entertain us and make our lives easier, no, they also dedicate their free time to curiosity and to play with the possibilities offered by having access to the entrails of software and devices.

The developer Nick Lee has shared an interesting video where he shows us how through a hack it is possible to run a port of the old Macintosh 7.5.5 in an Apple Watch , not only demonstrating the capabilities of the clock, but as a sample of how the technology has evolved in 19 years, from large and heavy computers, to computers that are practically worn on the wrist.

Running 1996 Macintosh OS 7.5.5 on a 2015 Apple Watch?
Running 1996 Macintosh OS 7.5.5 on a 2015 Apple Watch?

Almost 19 years have passed since Macintosh OS 7.5.5 was released on September 27, 1996 , an operating system that needed a full-featured Mac with PowerPC to run. An operating system that now comes back to life thanks to a hack in an Apple Watch.

Lee has used an Apple Watch with watchOS 2 and the Mini vMac Macintosh emulator to run the operation as if it were a standalone application on the clock, but as we’ll see in the video the functions are very basic and the load times are somewhat slow, plus the operation was designed to work with a mouse and keyboard, not through touch screens, so more than something useful it’s an anecdote.

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