08 March 2011

Hey Erick

Just while I'm at it:


That'd be Apple II on Mac OS 6 on Mac OS 7 on Windows NT on Mac OS X... All emulated. Not virtualized.

Total abuse of a PowerPC chip, but honestly they were gluttons for punishment...

[Edit: This picture is from years ago, if that wasn't clear -- it's Virtual PC on an old G4 running OSX 10.3, not Parallels or similar on a more modern machine. With hypervisors today you could nest a whole lot more than this, as long as you stayed virtualized rather than emulated (i.e. all host OS's running on the same architecture). Emulating across architectures tends to reduce speed by a literal order of magnitude -- SheepShaver, for example, runs at around 1/8 speed.]

39 comments:

  1. Hurts. Brain. But. Must know. If it plays Karateka!

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  2. I love System 6 and Mac OS 7 :3

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  3. what is this?? I have no understanding of computers?

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  4. Haha that's pretty intense, hurt my head tring to understand what was going on first :P

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  5. Wow lol, emulation to the max :D Performance must be quite low on the Apple II, although it doesn't need many resources.

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  6. The chip is evil...it must be punished.

    Usually people just start running Crysis 2 for that, so it's refreshing to see a new look on tormenting one's computer.

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  7. That must take an insane computer to pull off.

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  8. wow, thats actually kind of awesome.

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  9. Brings back old memories from my first computer! In for more!

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  10. so many apples my brain is like that background in that background behind that other background

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  11. Yo dawg! I herd you like comments, so i put a comment in my comment so you can read it while you check my blog out XD

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  12. I've done something like that before with various versions of Windows using VirtualPC :L

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  13. Woah! Definately approve of this post!

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  14. Haha that's cool. I've never done more then one virtualization.

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  15. Lol that's pretty cool, never thought I would see that screen again.

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  16. Haha aww man that's just mind boggeling to watch at first (gets me thinking of Inception again) but it reminds me of how simple and cute the user interface looked back then!

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  17. really enjoying your blog.

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  18. lol very nice! so confusing.. :D

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  19. I love it! :D Also very confusing as well :D

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  20. that´s like looking at fossil records

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  21. Cool, but must be running slow!

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  22. Thought I was going to see more Inception-related commets.

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