updated 11:14 am EDT, Mon June 18, 2012
Nook e-reader hack follows MacOS classic on iOS and Android
A hack has allowed Macintosh OS to be installed on the Nook Simple Touch. Blogger Mike Cane last year wrote about an "impossible dream" to make a Nook Touch run an early Mac OS build. The vision eventually became a reality, following a report in February that someone had successfully installed Macintosh emulator Mini vMac on the device.
The initial "dream" was inspired by demonstrations of the classic Mac OS running on iOS, and another implementation on an Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S. Reasoning that the Nook Simple Touch runs on Android, Cane questioned if it was possible to get the Android version on the e-reader. A comment on a forum claimed to have accomplished the hack at the start of the year, however no proof was given in the form of pictures or video.
A user by the name of FlyingToaster then granted the blogger his wish, supplying an album of the hack, complete with the flying toasters screensaver. Scaling issues were mentioned, but a follow-up note advised that the paid version of Mini vMac II solved the problem and allowed for 256-color presentation, albeit in grayscale. [via The Verge]