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mattspace

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Jun 5, 2013
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Hi,

I have a friend who is certain he saw a version of Windows95 for sale in a university bookshop, back in the mists of time, marked as being for PowerPC on the box. I can't find any reference to this anywhere.

Has anyone else heard of it?
 

Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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Microsoft never sold Windows 95 for PowerPC. It's possible that he saw a bundle of Connectix's VirtualPC and Windows 95 being sold together.
 
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Altemose

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Mar 26, 2013
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@mattspace The only time Windows was offered for PowerPC was with Windows NT 3.5.1 and a version of 4.0. It was only produced for a limited time and was made with the premise of the few PCs with PowerPC processors, like the ThinkPad 820 and 850.
 
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maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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It might a packed virtual pc application that had windows 95 included. Before going to intel, we needed an emulation application - windows ran like crap but at least it ran.
 
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