The End is Nigh: Windows 95 on an iPad


I remember very well the day that Windows 95 was released. Well, maybe I should say the night, then. Back before I had ever heard of camping out to get an iPad, I was working at Best Buy, slinging car stereos and home audio to the masses. We all knew about Windows 95, even all the way back in the Car-Fi department, because BB was planning a huge rollout for the new OS. It was going to be a midnight launch with balloons, and streamers and all that fun stuff. I was designated to work, of course, and I was thrilled with the concept.

The launch went as expected; Lots of guys in glasses, the smell of B.O. wafting through the air, and a few cameras just to spice things up. This was a big day for Microsoft, that’s for sure. I still know people using the OS today.

When it comes to the homebrew community, I love seeing what people will come up with next. In this case, it’s Windows 95 running via an emulator on the iPad. Why, you ask? Because they could, that’s why.

Get XP running on that thing, and I bet iPads will start moving like crazy.


Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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  1. lmao…now we would never think of doing a Midnight release for Windows…BB is past that crap…lol

    you wouldn’t have even known something happened the day Win 7 was released…

    now the iPad on the other hand has been a huge deal and everyone continues to ask and ask for them and we have none…lol