To date, we have seen promises developers who like to experiment, to manage to run Windows XP in a Nintendo Switch and Windows 10 in a OnePlus 6T. And now a developer has managed to run Windows 10 on a calculator.
In this particular case, however, this is not an ordinary or scientific calculator, one that comes to mind when listening to the word. Images released by the developer themselves illustrate an HP Prime Graphing Calculator running Windows 10 with a touch screen.
Developer Ben posted on his Twitter account an image of Windows 10 IoT, which run on HP Prime Graphing Calculator.
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The calculator has been designed to run Windows 10 IoT Core, which does not offer the full experience Windows Shell.
For those who aren't aware, Windows 10 IoT Core is an operating system that companies use in smaller ones Appliances that come with or without a screen, for example, devices like the Glas Thermostat and the Raspberry Pi.
However, it enables Universal Windows (UWP) applications to run and background processes on it.
The developer said in his comments on Twitter that his initial attempts failed due to a pre-OS error (UEFI boot services could not be output) because the screen is too small.
He was later able to access Windows Boot Manager and the Windows 10 boot UI. However, he has not shared details on how he managed to install Windows 10 on a calculator that has just 256MB of RAM.
Of course, it still takes a lot of work to perfect the experience, since it is not yet fully operational. Hopefully soon, the developer will share more information about his work.
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