Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Dec 2013 23:17 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Amiga & AROS

This website runs an emulator of the Amiga 500 inside of Chrome by using Portable Native Client, a way to run existing C/C++ in the browser in a safe way across operating systems and across machine architectures. On the main page you can boot the Amiga, insert floppy disks, play the games, and generally pretend it's still the late 80s.

So cool.

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RE[2]: Ones doesn't need Chrome
by jacquouille on Fri 13th Dec 2013 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Ones doesn't need Chrome"
jacquouille
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Cool! Much better. IMHO It's stupid to run native code on a web browser...it goes against the original idea of the web.


Indeed. Luckily it's not needed. There are compilers, like emscripten (based on LLVM/clang) that will translate C/C++ to a subset of JavaScript that it easy for JavaScript engines to compile to quite optimized machine code (see asmjs.org). That's how e.g. Unreal Engine 3 was ported to JavaScript, running well. So I don't think that there is still a point in PNaCl (or NaCl).

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