There's an enthusiastic homebrew scene around the 3DS, less interested in piracy and more fascinated with pushing the boundaries of the hardware. This often revolves around getting unexpected software - or operating systems - to work on the portable.

One humorous recent example is from a certain shutterbug2000, who has managed to get Windows 95 working on the New Nintendo 3DS. This is been achieved using a DOSbox workaround that was originally tried, unsuccessfully, on original 3DS hardware; it seems that the New system's improved specifications have provided just to boost to get this running slowly.

Outside of a small circle of devotees this has little practical use, but is evidence of how keen some are to play around with the hardware and see what's possible. Windows 95 can no be added to the list.

With thanks to Le Dook for the heads up.