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Newton OS Emulator “Einstein” Running On iPhone and iPadNewton OS was the operating system for the Apple Newton PDAs produced by Apple from 1993-1997. Newton OS was written entirely in C++ and trimmed to be low power consuming and use the available memory efficiently. Similar to the original Apple Macintosh, many applications were written in the ROM of the Newton to save DRAM and flash space for user applications.

Developer Matthias Melcher has wisely used a good bit of his free time to port one of the world’s forgotten-but-not-forgotten operating systems onto Apple’s iOS platform.

Steven Portland of the Panic Blog was also able to take the source and run it on the iPad. He writes:

Einstein is an open-source project to run (via emulation) the Newton OS on modern hardware. It was written and released by Paul Guyot several years ago. It’s quite an amazing piece of work.

The project got a shot in the arm earlier this month when Matthias Melcher got it up and running on iOS and posted a video of himself running it on his iPhone. Being a Newton fan since my original MessagePad in 1993, it was quite a sight to see.

Matthias mentioned he didn’t have an iPad yet, so I grabbed the source and built it for my iPad so I could take a little movie and share

Checkout the video below of Matthias Melcher demonstrating Newton OS running on the iPhone:

iPhone Emulator coming soon, MuscleNerd says!

This week just gets better an better. Take a look at what MuscleNerd had to say today.

Amazing progress on the iPhone emulator by @cmwdotme (emulator is booting all the way into kernel!)

Apparently the iPhone emulator that can run as a virtual machine and since it’s virtual, he can stop it at any point, inspect it, modify it, etc. This is being developed by @cmwdotme with some major success. Cant wait to see it released.

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