Early Macintosh Emulation: Play with an old Mac today


A collection of emulated software for the early Macintosh computer, created by Apple as the successor to the Apple II series. Simple, powerful and a new path in computing, the Macintosh’s graphics-based operating system changed the face of computing. More here.

Love this. Nice to see what the Mac felt like long ago.

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2 replies

  1. Compared to Macs now, it was terrible, but compared to MS DOS, it was wonderful, at least for productivity type applications like word processing and spread sheets. Not having to remember keyboard shortcuts or arcane commands and options. Simply pointing at what you wanted to do. So many things that we take for granted today.

    Now you might argue that there were on screen menus around, and that a few keyboard shortcuts weren’t a big deal. But the relative ease of use really did make it a “computer for the rest of us.” We could just do what we needed to do without having the operating system get in the way.

  2. Just spent a few minutes with the emulator. Took me back. I did notice that you had to click and hold for menus to stay open. Something I got used to. But overall, not all that different. Same general concepts.

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