Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Apr 2017 21:12 UTC

After offering in-browser emulation of console games, arcade machines, and a range of other home computers, the Internet Archive can now emulate the early models of the Apple Macintosh, the black-and-white, mouse driven computer that radically shifted the future of home computing in 1984.

I'm not entirely sure on the legalities of what the Internet Archive is doing - since I don't see any confirmation Apple is participating in this - but I'm obviously very happy they're doing this.

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RE[3]: Comment by FlyingJester
by Kochise on Tue 18th Apr 2017 08:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by FlyingJester"
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Apple already killed several hackintoshes and emulators such Spectre (from Gadgets by Small) on Atari ST because they used their ROMs but not their hardware.

If you can borrow chips from a legacy Macintosh and image the content, that's the trick they cannot prevent you from, yet it is hard to find nowadays.

On the other hand, they released the source from QuickDraw and MacPaint some years back, so obviously they can release a bit the grip on their old IPs.

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