On 21 Feb 1999 01:22:04 GMT,
Dr. Greg Quinn (greg at franklin.burnham-inst.org) wrote:
>I think you have a few choices. The free program 'vMac' can be obtained
>from www.vmac.org. Note that you need a rom image from a Mac plus for
>this to work (no, I don't have one!). Another possibility is the card
>from www.emulators.com, which looks to be a more satisfactory solution
>for serious mac emulation. Having said that, I have run DNAStrider just
>fine using vMac on both a PC and on a Solaris (sparc) box. Be interested
>to know what other alternatives there are. BTW, if you are using a
>solaris box, there is a solaris Mac emulator from Apple (leastways, there
>was the last time I checked). Not sure whether they make one for an Intel
For PCs there are at least four options, three of which require ROMs.
Gemulator (which you refer to at http://www.emulators.com), vMac
Fusion (http://www.microcode-solutions.com) all require Mac ROMs.
Executor (http://www.ardi.com), which runs on multiple operating systems
does not require Mac ROMs. It is also by far the fastest of the four
I have described, and most programs that require System 6 or 7 (such as
Strider) work well.
To the best of my knowledge, Apple does not sell MAE for Unix any more
(MAE = macintosh application environment). For PowerPCs running either
BeOS or LinuxPPC, an attractive option is SheepShaver --
Ashok Aiyar, Ph.D.
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu