/>
X
Business

The Apple II is baaaaccckk (via emulator)

In the Friday nostalgia department, TechRepublic's John Sheesley has unearthed an emulator for the Apple II. All you need is a browser and you're off to memory lane.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

In the Friday nostalgia department, TechRepublic's John Sheesley has unearthed an emulator for the Apple II. All you need is a browser and you're off to memory lane.

Sheesley writes:

Unlike the TRS-80 Model I Basic emulator page, the Virtual Apple site doesn’t use a Java machine.  Instead, it uses an Active X control if you’re using IE or an extension if you’re using Firefox. As such, running it is a little more dangerous than the Model I site, but the Virtual Apple site claims to be spyware free. I loaded it on a test machine and it didn’t seem to cause any problems, but if you’re worried about or if your organization doesn’t allow Active X, you may want to try a different machine.

The Virtual Apple site doesn’t emulate a full Apple II. Instead, what it does is load up custom images of old Apple II programs.  Virtual Apple has taken old Apple II programs and converted them to loadable disk images that work within the Active X controls. They claim to have over 1250 programs online now and are adding more regularly.

Overall, it's pretty sweet.

Editorial standards

Related

The 16 best Cyber Monday deals under $30 still available
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

The 16 best Cyber Monday deals under $30 still available

We will see a completely new type of computer, says AI pioneer Geoff Hinton
artificial-intelligence

We will see a completely new type of computer, says AI pioneer Geoff Hinton

These file types are the ones most commonly used by hackers to hide their malware
getty-a-woman-looking-at-a-laptop-with-a-concerned-expression.jpg

These file types are the ones most commonly used by hackers to hide their malware