It is quite different, but at the same time I'm building on the existing work for the Basilisk II (68K) and SheepShaver (PPC) emulators, and they share sub-systems and the overall architecture style, so it was not as big of a lift as it seems. I'm currently investigating what it would take to support System 6 and older OS'es, which would involve bringing up mini vMac or another emulator, which is going to be a bigger task.
Beginning with a late 2017 browser-based port of the Basilisk II emulator, Parparita wanted to install old apps to more faithfully re-create the experience of using an old Mac, but he wanted to do it without requiring huge downloads or running as a separate program as the Macintosh.js project does. To solve the download problem, Parparita compressed the disk image and broke it up into 256K chunks that are downloaded on demand rather than up front.
Mac OS 9 is the ninth major release of Apple's classic Mac OS operating system which was succeeded by Mac OS X (renamed to OS X in 2011 and macOS in 2016) in 2001. Introduced on October 23, 1999, it was promoted by Apple as "The Best Internet Operating System Ever", highlighting Sherlock 2's Internet search capabilities, integration with Apple's free online services known as iTools and improved Open Transport networking. While Mac OS 9 lacks protected memory and full pre-emptive multitasking, lasting improvements include the introduction of an automated Software Update engine and support for multiple users.
Apple billed Mac OS 9 as including "50 new features" and heavily marketed its Sherlock 2 software, which introduced a "channels" feature for searching different online resources and introduced a QuickTime-like metallic appearance. Mac OS 9 also featured integrated support for Apple's suite of Internet services known as iTools (later re-branded as .Mac, then MobileMe, which was replaced by iCloud) and included improved TCP/IP functionality with Open Transport 2.5.
Mac OS 9 can be emulated by using SheepShaver, a PowerPC emulator available on multiple operating systems, including Intel-based Macs. However, SheepShaver cannot run Mac OS versions newer than 9.0.4, as there is no support for a memory management unit. The PearPC PowerPC emulator does not support Mac OS 9. QEMU has experimental support for running Mac OS 9 using PowerPC G4 emulation.
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And yes, Classilla even works in a SheepShaver environment if you want to run this inside a Mac OS Classic emulator to get that online too, here it is running on Mac OS 9 emulated within MacOS Sierra:
Plenty of modern-day Mac users started out on old PCs. However, running old PC software on modern Macs requires DOSBox, a capable but sometimes fiddly and obtuse emulator (in part due to DOS itself being fiddly and obtuse). A far better bet is Boxer, a version of DOSBox designed specifically for Macs and ease of use.
Having started life as a Pac-Man emulator in 1997, MAME has grown into a project that aims to preserve the entirety of arcade game history of the coin-operated variety. A rather nice side effect is being able to play said games if you install MAME.
QEMU is an open-source emulator for virtualizing computers. Unlike VMWare, it's able to both virtualize CPUs and emulate various CPU instruction sets. It's pretty powerful, free, and has a macOS port. There are alternate versions and different ways to install it. Still, in this example, I'm using Homebrew, a package manager for macOS/OSX that allows you to install software via the CLI and manage easily.
Let's break this down so it's not just magic. The first command is the qemu core emulator, you can use things like 64-bit x86 CPU qemu-system-x86_64 or a 32-bit CPU qemu-system-i386 , but we're using a PPC, so we are using qemu-system-ppc.
I discovered that OS X 10.0's installer has a significant flaw: It doesn't have a disk utility. The disk images are black disks thus have no file system. If you want to run OS X 10.0, you'll need to first launch an installer that can format HFS like OS 9 or later versions of OS X, run the disk utility, format the image and then exit out of the emulator. The process would look like this:
Android is the most widely used mobile operating system. According to recent research, there are over 2 million different apps available to Android users including a lot of popular games, streaming services, lifestyles, and more. Want to use these apps on your computer? You need an Android emulator, which enables you to run the Android system on Windows or Mac and use a keyboard and mouse to control everything. This post identifies and shares a top list below.
BlueStacks is one of the best Android emulators for Windows and Mac. With the software, you do not need an Android device to run your favorite apps. The platform is free, but the app download requires you to pay $2 per month.
As an Android emulator for PCs, NoxPlayer provides an Android platform for running mobile games, social media apps, and many others on a computer. Unlike BlueStacks, NoxPlayer focuses on gameplay, so it is popular among players.
Remix OS Player is a standalone Android emulator for Windows 10 and earlier. It allows users to install and access Android apps as they would on their mobile devices, but use them on their PCs with a desktop environment.
Android Studio is the official Android emulator for Mac and PCs, which was released by Google. Unlike other emulator platforms, the aim of the program is for building apps on every type of Android device.
Genymotion is a free Android emulator for Mac. It uses the x86 architecture to run, so the performance is great. The virtualization platform is free to download, but some of the apps require a subscription.
ARChon is a free online Android emulator without download. It enables you to open up unlimited Android APKs on Chrome OS. Everything available to the new versions of Android can be accessed on a Chromebook.
An Android emulator can build the Android environment for using mobile apps. If you just want to watch photos and movies on an Android device using a computer, Aiseesoft Phone Mirror is a nice option.
This post has identified and reviewed the top 9 best Android emulators available to Windows 11/10/8/7, Mac OS X, and online. Some of them are completely free to use, like ARChon. Others may require some kind of payment. Aiseesoft Phone Mirror enables you to watch everything on the Android screen on a computer. Better recommendations? Please write them below.
SheepShaver is a MacOS run-time environment for BeOS and Linux that allows you to run classic MacOS applications inside the BeOS/Linux multitasking environment. This means that both BeOS/Linux and MacOS applications can run at the same time (usually in a window on the BeOS/Linux desktop) and data can be exchanged between them. If you are using a PowerPC-based system, applications will run at native speed (i.e. with no emulation involved). There is also a built-in PowerPC emulator for non-PowerPC systems.
Mupen64Plus is a cross-platform plugin-based N64 emulator which is capable of accurately playing many games. Included are four MIPS R4300 CPU emulators, with dynamic recompilers for 32-bit x86 and 64-bit amd64 systems, and necessary plugins for audio, graphical rendering (RDP), signal co-processor (RSP), and input. There is 1 included OpenGL video plugin, called RiceVideo. There are 3 other excellent video plugins being maintained by wahrhaft, called Arachnoid, Glide64, and Z64.
Under Windows, software written for the "classic" Mac OS (i.e. versions 6 through 9) can only be run through software that emulates Macintosh hardware from 1980s and 1990s. The most advanced of these emulator programs is SheepShaver. SheepShaver is no longer supported by its original author, Gwenolé Beauchesne, but minor updates are available from an active support forum atEmaculation.com.
Do you like buying Windows® licenses? You do? Great. You do you. For the rest of humanity, CrossOver is the easiest way to run many Microsoft applications on your Mac without a clunky Windows emulator. (Seriously, have you tried emulators? Do you like how they run on your Mac?) CrossOver works differently. It's not an emulator. It does the work of translating Windows commands into Mac commands so that you can run Windows software as if it were designed native to Mac.
VICE is a program that runs on a Unix, MS-DOS, Win32, OS/2, BeOS,QNX 4.x, QNX 6.x, Amiga, Syllable or Mac OS X machine and executesprograms intended for the old 8-bit computers. The current version emulatesthe C64, the C64DTV, the C128, the VIC20, practically all PET models, thePLUS4 and the CBM-II (aka C610/C510).An extra emulator is provided for C64 expanded with the CMD SuperCPU.