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I know this sounds crazy, but is there any VMWARE/Virtualbox type software that was around back in the days of Windows 95? Reason I ask is that I just got a Nokia E71 (hooray) and have successfully run Windows 3.1 on it though DOSBOX. I'm told Win95 is also possible. I've got a bit of a thing about putting O/Ss places they shouldn't go - I'd really love to virtualise Damn Small Linux within Windows 95 if at all possible. And yes, I know this will be pointless and unusably slow... Many thanks

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I'll buy the theory that you've got a really strange idea of fun, but if you have some secret project in mind for this, inquiring minds want to know! ;) –  Kara Marfia Aug 7 '09 at 19:22

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If you can find an older version of Virtual PC for windows you might be able to get it running. A quick google search showed VPC for Win v5 supported 98SE so v 4 or 3 if you can find them might work (although i think Connectix only released mac versions back then). Also Wikipedia seems to think you can get partial functionality as a host with VirtualPC 2004 and 2007!

Good luck!

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Bochs maybe?

If you can find something for win98, you install IE4+Shell Update and it might just work.

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Much as I thought I was doing it, it turns out that VMWare Workstation 1.0 was an NT/W2K only release. Bad memory (on me) I guess.

Doing VM on 95/98/ME would be really challenging (above and beyond the mere processor problems) compared to the NT/2K environments, due to how the operating systems handled memory.

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I am 99% sure that there is none.

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Thank you - I had a suspicion that may well be the case. First time using S/O today - I'm so impressed... –  JackShepherd Aug 7 '09 at 15:45

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