Historical Question - Win95 for PowerPC

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  1. mattspace macrumors 6502

    mattspace

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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?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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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.
     
  3. mattspace thread starter macrumors 6502

    mattspace

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    yeah I thought that, or something intended to be run on a DOS compatibility card.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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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.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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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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