Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jun 2009 18:15 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... I guess the tragic death of Michael Jackson put the internet on hold or something, as the amount of news we can find has come to a grinding halt. I did find something interesting, though: HP has made several of its classic calculator models available as iPhone applications or as Windows applications. I'm personally not particularly versed in the world of mathematics (other than statistics), but I do know the love many geeks have for their calculators.
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x48
by shiva on Fri 26th Jun 2009 18:44 UTC
shiva
Member since:
2007-01-24

I use x48 for years and it is free

http://x48.berlios.de/

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RE: x48
by robmv on Fri 26th Jun 2009 18:52 in reply to "x48"
robmv Member since:
2006-08-12

I use x48 for years and it is free


Those need you supply the ROM of a real calculator, so technically you still need a real one. I see the ROMs at berlios.de, but it that even legal?

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RE[2]: x48
by tchristney on Fri 26th Jun 2009 20:58 in reply to "RE: x48"
tchristney Member since:
2005-09-21

News on the street is the HP allowed certain 48 series ROMs to be downloaded for non-commercial use.

Many more emulators are available from http://www.hpcalc.org/hp49/pc/emulators/

I have been using the Palm emulator for the 48GX since my real one died. I also have one for OS X which is what I use when I need a calculator on OS X.

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RE[2]: x48
by madcrow on Sat 27th Jun 2009 00:45 in reply to "RE: x48"
madcrow Member since:
2006-03-13

Wrong. Unlike TI, HP has given permission for the ROM images of their 8-bit calculators and is rumored to have even contributed code to Emu48, the main emulator. The newer 32-bit calculators are still off limits (legally speaking) but the 38,39,48sx,48gx and 49g are all OK. This has been their for almost nine whole years now: http://hp.giesselink.com/emu48faq.htm (See the first question under the "ROM Image" section for details and download links.

Edited 2009-06-27 00:48 UTC

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