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Watch How This Hacked Macintosh OS 7.5.5 Runs on the Apple Watch



/ 1 year ago

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Back when Macintosh OS 7.5.5 first got released in 1996, you were required to sit in front of a big desktop computer and a CRT monitor. Those of you who still remember the latter bulky displays will probably think ‘boy, those were some good times’, eh? But technology advances and it looks like the 20-year-old OS gets a bit of attention again, but not as you imagined.

A developer with a lot of spare time on his hands ported the old 7.5.5 operating system on the Apple Watch. While this seems useless, it does however point out a clear fact, namely how far we’ve come in just 20 years. I mean, imagine that we were using the OS with a keyboard and a mouse on a big rig back then and now, you can use it on your watch.

The developer achieved the result by running the OS on a ported version of the Mini Vmac Macintosh emulator. It is nice to see the old OS up and running again, but don’t expect to actually use it on your watch. The Macintosh 7.5.5 was not designed with touch screen support. Why? Because nobody knew what touch screen was back then.

However, a hack would be possible to add touch screen interactions on the OS, but who would dedicate that much time and effort to do it? Just sit back and enjoy the nostalgia of old times in the video below.

Thank you TechSpot for providing us with this information


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