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Q14) Is BETA available on PC, Mac, NeXT, Amiga, Atari, ...?




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This article is from the FAQ, by with numerous contributions by others.

Q14) Is BETA available on PC, Mac, NeXT, Amiga, Atari, ...?

Currently, BETA is available on UNIX workstations, on PowerPC Macintosh and
on Intel-based PCs.

On UNIX, the platforms supported are: Sun Sparc (Solaris), HP 9000 (series
700) and Silicon Graphics MIPS machines running IRIX 5.3 or 6.

Mjolner System is also available for Linux (386/486/Pentium). Linux is a
very popular freely available UNIX implementation for Intel processors (for
more information, see the Linux FAQ).

Mjolner System is also available for Windows 95 and Windows NT
(386/486/Pentium).

There are no current plans to port the Mjolner System to neither DOS nor
Windows 3.1 due to the 16-bit addressing and 8-character filename
limitations.

Although not officially confirmed by Mjolner Informatics, users of the
Mjolner System have reported that the Mjolner System can be effectively used
on Amiga 4000 machines under the MacOS simulator, with an execution speed
reported to be comparable to that of an HP 9000/425 workstation.

The following additional info is kindly supplied by Juha Makinen
<Juha.Makinen@cs.Helsinki.FI>:

Actually this program is an emulator, because it can run native
Apple Macintosh 680x0-code in Amigas. The name of this program is
an Emplant and it is a 99,9% compatible Apple Macintosh emulator.
It emulates the Machintosh (like Quadra) even faster than an
equivalent Macintosh is running with the same processor and
clock-speed. (This is due to separate graphics, I/O etc.
co-processors found on motherboard of the Amiga. Some programs
show two times better performance.)

The program is an multi-platform -emulator and can also multitask
another emulation and/or AmigaOS on the backgroud. There is a
rival (Amax IV) for this emulation-program, but it is only 99,5%
Macintosh-compatible and is not supported as widely as this one
is. (I'm not sure which one the original author refers to, but I'm
quite sure that you can run Beta-compiler on Emplant with
Macintosh Emulation. Every program which run in original Quadra
should run on Emplant.)

And as an addition, you can run Emplant-emulator also on the Amiga
3000 (and A2000 if you have a processor-card with MMU).


 

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