Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Dec 2016 01:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The FireBee is a new Atari-compatible computer. Ataris and Atari-Clones are special computers with their own hard & software. They aren't PC's, Mac's nor Amiga compatible.

A FireBee is similar to an Atari Falcon and works very much like that. It will run most of the Atari compatible software that would run on a Falcon. Different to older Ataris and their clones, the FireBee is a modern computer that supports almost everything you'd expect from a today's machine, like USB ports, Ethernet, DVI-I monitor connector, SD-card reader and more.

This brand-new Atari compatible is not cheap, but much like the current Amiga computers, if you're worried about the price, you're probably not the intended audience. Note that even though the order page says "pre-order", I think that's a typo - you can order them directly from the Swiss company that makes them, too.

I love that people and companies are passionate enough to keep developing, building, and selling machines like this - it's a vital effort to keep platforms alive well into the future.

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RE: Emulators
by Kochise on Sun 4th Dec 2016 17:01 UTC in reply to "Emulators"
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2006-03-03

Well, these machines were often used bare metal, programming directly without operating system layer to make use of every cycle of the 8 MHz clock. For instance for overscan or raster color display. Software emulation is hardly able to do that, hardware emulation do because it is cycle exact.

For system wide emulation, you have Aranym. Perhaps Hatari with FreeMint.

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