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[4]: Ones doesn't need Chrome
by jacquouille on Fri 13th Dec 2013 19:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ones doesn't need Chrome"
jacquouille
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It's hard to reply to this comment due to the high number of factually, flat-out wrong statements there.

Performance is consistently within 2x of native for real-world cases such as Unreal Engine 3; resulting "binaries" are not significantly larger than machine code; RAM usage is only marginally higher than native; streamed audio is fully supported. Regarding "freezing the browser", feel free to file bugs if that happens for you.

Looking for a point in your comment, I found one: it is true that there is not yet a general solution to threading in the Web platform, as Web Workers are too limited. This is currently an area of active work by various browser vendors.

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