In-browser emulator of Mac Plus running Mac OS System 7


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/06/in-browser-emulator-of-mac-plu.html


#2

Cool. Can it run emulator software of its own? I want to run an Altair 8800 in my Apple //e in my Mac Plus in my Chrome for Windows browser that I run via BootCamp on my MacBook Air.


#3

I dragged the system suitcase into the trash and rebooted. It broke (flashing “?” disk icon). Which means I’m actually really impressed.


#4

IIRC, it wasn’t even MacOS back then - just System.


#5

Yep. And System 7 wasn’t the version to pick 6.0.8 was better. Especially on the Plus.


#6

any way to run Chrome or Firefox inside of that? …since there probably aren’t many exploits targeted at MacOS 7.


#7

Finally, someone who understands that security through obscurity will work as long as we commit to it.

–sent from my infinite paper tape running BeOS–


#8

If it can’t run Talking Moose I want no part of it.


#9

Would have preferred System 7.5 on an SE/30, but I guess this will do.


#10

I’m getting System 1.1.

Is anyone else getting that?


#11

OMG! When I dragged the “Kid Pix” floppy icon to the trash, this floppy disk suddenly popped out of my computer’s 3.5" floppy drive*! Now that’s realistic!


#12

System 7 on a Mac Plus is just a recipe for torture. Without 4 MB of RAM it was basically unusable. Even with 4MB it wasn’t great.


#13

This is basically what I learned on back in 1985 or so. Today I make my living as a production designer with some of the skills that I taught myself back then. Thanks Apple, and thanks James Friend for the cool flashback.


#14

I want to run an Altair 8800 in my Apple //e in my Mac Plus in my Chrome for Windows browser that I run via BootCamp on my MacBook Air.

I think that only works if you run Chrome under Plan 9. There’s probably a BootCamp loader for it somewhere…


#15

Finally I can run my old Hypercard stacks.

Now I just have to get the virtual 3.5 inch drive to take my non-virtual 3.5 inch disks.


#16

No Taskmaker?


#17

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