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BlackBerry PlayBook hacked to run classic DOS games, Windows 3.11 just for the fun of it

Yeah, the BlackBerry PlayBook can run Android apps, big deal – can it run DOS apps though? The answer is yes, yes it can – Prince of Persia, Wolfenstein 3D, Lion King and even Windows 3.11 all run on the PlayBook thanks to the efforts of self professed (ab)users over at the CrackBerry forums.

Running DOS on a device is like asking “Will it blend?” – it seems like a pointless ordeal but curiosity gets the best of you and you watch the video. Come after the jump, you know you want to look.

Someone even managed to install Windows 3.11 and run it as the image above attests. There are even even reports of Windows 95 running on the BlackBerry PlayBook – but what would really be interesting to see is if someone manages to get MeeGo running on the tablet.

If you want to have a trip down the DOS memory lane, here’s the forum thread with instructions and needed files to install DOSBOX and the various DOS apps.



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