You must be wondering what was the point of bringing OpenAI artificial intelligence to this ancient operating system. Well, if we put it that way, what good is NVIDIA integrating Ray Tracing into Quake?
In the end, it is not about the meaning or lack of implementation, but rather the development experience. Bringing together two technologies that are far apart in time is not as simple as it might seem. Quite the contrary, as computing capabilities have increased exponentially over time.
ChatGPT is now available for… Windows 3.1!
Twitter user DialupDotNet created a file ChatGPT client for Windows 3.1. What I did was write some code in C that allows you to use this modern AI on a fairly old operating system.
WinGPTwhich is the name he receives, Adapt your answers abilities computers at that time. If we ask this chatbot how Share photos With our friends, he offers us three options. The first is to give them physical pictures. As a second option, it tells us that the Save to a floppy disk And we give it to our friends. The last one will be Create a scrapbook.
WinGPT was asked which is the best computer. This AI recommends an IBM compatible computer. As an alternative, he recommends an Apple Mac or Commodore Amiga.
—DialupDotNet (DialupDotNet) June 25, 2023
Obviously this is not meant to be general, is exploration and search for integration into other systems. An example of use could be in IoT devices, which have limited memory and computing power.
But WinGPT also claims to be Little meme In this case. We must confirm that Microsoft Wants ChatGPT integration inside Windows 11 operating system Briefly. Also, artificial intelligence will be at the heart of Windows 12, which is rumored to be released next year.
Microsoft’s (stated) idea is to kill Cortana, the Windows-integrated virtual assistant that everyone else disables for being completely useless. They want to implement Copilot, which is more robust and powerful thanks to artificial intelligence. According to rumors, it may arrive in the second major update of Windows 11, for the month of October or November of this year.
Using this tool has its risks
As the developer points out, using WinGPT is not safe. the reason? Windows 3.1 has been out of support for decades and the source code was leaked some time ago. This means that there could be a lot of malware that exploits vulnerabilities in this operating system.
It should be noted that hardly anyone has a computer with this operating system at home. Installing Windows 3.1 is not currently possible, due to low compatibility. What can be done is to simulate it through a virtual machine, and create a more or less safe environment.
In the end, this is nothing more than a “crazy” idea by a developer to try to find the limits of technology. It also serves the developer to test his capabilities. It’s not something we’ll use extensively, it’s simply fun.