Video shows Apple Watch running Mac OS 7.5.5 via emulator

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  • Reply 21 of 71
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    Originally Posted by BobSchlob View Post

     



    My god, you are tedious...




    If you ever thought old Mac fans were zealots, you were mistaken. They're rank amateurs compared to Amiga fans. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 22 of 71
    radarthekatradarthekat Posts: 3,542moderator
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    Originally Posted by ronstark View Post



    Wonderful. A feat of daring do.



    I'm waiting until someone writes an app for Apple Watch simulating the Eight Ball fortune teller.



    Someone did.  It was one of the first apps I searched for in the Watch app store on April 24th when my Watch arrived.  Just because I knew someone would have done it.  No, I didn't install it.

  • Reply 23 of 71
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    eriamjh wrote: »
    Why? Because is not good enough.

    Of course it is. "Just because" is the tinkerer's motto.
  • Reply 24 of 71
    I would prefer to see it running AmigaOS 2.0 which is from the same era as 7.1, both ran on 68k series processors but emulating AmigaOS would make better use of the on chip GPU and Sound and as far as multitasking, media prowess and even interprocess scripting with AREXX. AmigaOS though from a company even more beleaguered than Apple at that time packed a punch.
    The emulator in question is probably either Basilisk II or SheepShaver, as those are currently the only good way to run System 7.5.x in color. Neither of those emulators is a full-fledged hardware emulator; instead, they use their own implementations of large parts of the Mac Toolbox. This makes them pretty specialized — they're specifically built for emulating the Mac OS and nothing else.

    There's currently a student working on getting the classic Mac OS to boot inside QEMU. Unfortunately he hasn't updated his blog in a while, but I'm really hoping he succeeds at this project. It would be great to have a straight hardware emulator capable of simulating an old Mac, as it would probably be a lot more accurate and stable than Basilisk and SheepShaver.

    https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2015-05/msg02422.html
  • Reply 25 of 71

    If you ever thought old Mac fans were zealots, you were mistaken. They're rank amateurs compared to Amiga fans. :lol:
    I used to have a classmate who was a bit Amiga fan in the 80s. He liked to pronounce it "a-mega," because everything awesome in the 80s was "mega."

    I may be dating myself a bit here.
  • Reply 26 of 71
    swiftswift Posts: 436member

    I ran OS 7.5.5 on an old SE/30. It was no problem at all. It was only when the Internet came around that I had to lose the SE/30 because it didn't even have grayscale. I could see some pages in the browser, but any color and I was dead. 

  • Reply 27 of 71

    If you ever thought old Mac fans were zealots, you were mistaken. They're rank amateurs compared to Amiga fans. :lol:

    this is true. as a Mac user and advocate I can honestly say I am only on the platform because NeXT is the second best platform after Amiga OS and THANKFULLY became Apple's OS

    ;)

    second best has to do
  • Reply 28 of 71
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 13,377member
    The "but but but you need at least 2GB of RAM" trolls would have you believe computers just weren't capable of running on anything less. How ever did Apple and NeXT manage to sell workstations and servers with only megabytes of RAM?

    It really isn't trolling, every computer I've ever had ended up needing more RAM. It is a need that won't go away. The lack of RAM was one of my greatest frustrations with my Mac Plus. One of the reasons I switched to Linux after that machine became unbearable is the fact that RAM was easy to deal with along with upgrades to other hardware. There was a whole decade of rapid hardware and software improvements.

    To put it another way, UNIX was running on old DEC computers, Apples operating system is UNIX at its core but no rational person would want to run one of those old DEC computers on their desktop when they have the option of a Mac or even a Linux machine running on modern hardware.
  • Reply 29 of 71
    wizard69 wrote: »
    It really isn't trolling, every computer I've ever had ended up needing more RAM. It is a need that won't go away.
    This is AI, there are always going to be a few people who think anything short of 100% ideological purity is trolling. There are some machines out there that have more RAM than Apple does, therefore having more RAM is evil.
  • Reply 30 of 71
    eriamjheriamjh Posts: 1,399member
    I'd like to see all the classic oses run under OS X, especially snow leopard. I can run any apps on my watch. It has less pixels than a 20mhz Mac from 1991.
  • Reply 31 of 71
    If you have the Server version of Snow Leopard, you can run it in VMWare. I always have a few old OS X versions in a VM to test software against.
  • Reply 32 of 71
    Might it also run Linux :))
  • Reply 33 of 71
    knowitallknowitall Posts: 1,648member

    Nice!

    Shows that speech recognition software can run locally on iOS even when it is emulated!

  • Reply 34 of 71
    knowitallknowitall Posts: 1,648member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cy_starkman View Post





    this is true. as a Mac user and advocate I can honestly say I am only on the platform because NeXT is the second best platform after Amiga OS and THANKFULLY became Apple's OS



    image



    second best has to do



    I liked my QL even better.

  • Reply 35 of 71
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,756member
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    Originally Posted by TheWhiteFalcon View Post

     



    If you ever thought old Mac fans were zealots, you were mistaken. They're rank amateurs compared to Amiga fans. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />


     

     

    I had me a 500 with a FULL MEG of RAM, from December 1990 to June 1994. It was a great four years. 

     

    I'm pretty sure I didn't truly take advantage of even half of what it could do. But hey... ProWrite, Rise of the Dragon, Zak McCracken, Civilization 1, and various instalments of the Leisure Suit Larry series did me just fine.   :smokey:

     

    Amiga Workbench, though, wasn't that great. 

  • Reply 36 of 71
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,756member

    Speaking of NeXT....

     

    (and remember, this was in 1992!)

     

    image

  • Reply 37 of 71
    knowitall wrote: »

    I liked my QL even better.

    I never quite understood the passion the priests of Sinclair exhibited. I have always been too graphics orientated.
  • Reply 38 of 71
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 5,036member
    ronstark wrote: »
    Wonderful. A feat of daring do.

    I'm waiting until someone writes an app for Apple Watch simulating the Eight Ball fortune teller.

    I would buy that, that could be a fun watch app.
  • Reply 39 of 71
    lawrancelawrance Posts: 86member
    Yeah! Now we can play Myst!
  • Reply 40 of 71
    knowitallknowitall Posts: 1,648member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cy_starkman View Post





    I never quite understood the passion the priests of Sinclair exhibited. I have always been too graphics orientated.



    The QL was excellent for graphics, I implemented a realtime 3D wireframe cube builder on it (in 1984!).

    The 68010 and an excellent stack based floating point library (and some high school math) made it all work.

    It also had the best BASIC at the time and some excellent built-in programs (spreadsheet, database, word processor) that almost never crashed. The future of personal computing could have been British.  

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