When Kindle Met Newton OS

Kindle Newton hack (not actually a hack)

Twitter mate of mine Giles Booth posted this on Flickr the other day, and it had me doing a double-take for a moment.

No, it isn’t actually running Newton OS. It’s displaying a picture. Just like this other image of a Kindle “running” Macintosh System 1.

You can put custom pictures on your Kindle if you like – try using these instructions. See what other classic Apple software you can “run” on your Kindle. Clarisworks? Eudora? Hypercard? Ahh, memories…

(Photo by Giles Booth, re-published with permission)

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  • Dave Davies

    Those instructions dont work on the current generation Kindle, like the one pictured.

    They dont have a line of numbers to be able to do all the keyboard shortcuts, the only way at the moment to put a custom screensaver image on the new kindles atm is to hack it.
    Amazon say that they are working on new firmware which will have a custom screensaver feature.

  • HammyHavoc

     Very interesting.

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Giles TurnbullGiles Turnbull is a freelance writer in England. He also writes for the Press Association and The Morning News. You can find out more at his website, and follow him on Twitter @gilest.

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