Watch Mac OS 7.5.5 Operating On An Apple Watch

Watch Mac OS 7.5.5 Running On An Apple Watch

Nick Lee, a devoted programmer with entry to WatchOS 2.zero, has ported Mac OS 7.5.5 to his wrist. That’s proper: the OS you used within the Nineteen Nineties to make your zine can look keel can now boot – albeit slowly – in your Apple Watch. He used Mini VMac, an “early Mac emulator,” and recompiled it for the Watch.

Can the Watch truly run these types of packages nicely? Positive. The Watch’s S1 chip is roughly equal to the iPhone 4S’s A5 chip which, as we nicely know, is lots quick.

“MacOS System 7.5.x shipped on ~100MHz PowerPC chips with ~24MB of RAM, a bit greater within the later fashions. So the Watch most definitely has extra processing energy,” wrote Hacker Information consumer MBurns.

It’s a tremendous hack and fairly enjoyable to see that little bit of Mac OS nostalgia booting up on a lozenge of electronics about as huge because the Return key on a 1991-period Energy Mac. Now if we will simply get the Apple Watch to run Doom…