Re: NTLK Why not Newton emulator?

From: Bill Davis (
Date: Sat Sep 02 2000 - 00:00:06 CDT

On 9/1/00 7:19 PM, John Mark Davis [] wrote:

>Just curious. I frequent which contains various
>emulators that run on the Mac of every conceivable platform.
>Why isn't there a Newton emulator? I'm really surprised about this. I
>mean, there's one for the Palm.
>John Mark Davis

Several reasons I can think of:

1) No internal documentation from Apple needed to create such a beast
although Paul Guyot, as well as Kip at NewtPrism are really delving into
the Newton guts and bring a lot of info to light. The Palm emulator now
in use is FROM Palm (although I think it was originally written outside
of Palm).
2) WHICH Newton and OS?
3) Not as easy as you might think
4) Legal issues (which a LOT of the other emulators have too)

Several people have tried, and failed or stalled.

I wouldn't hold my breath (although I'd love to see someone prove me

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