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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2013, 03:07:07 pm »
Looks like we never ever need TI OS anymore :P
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2013, 03:09:48 pm »
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Mac OSX 10 is possible.
On non-Apple hardware ? Yeah, sure ;)
iOS is smaller than MacOS X is, but would nevertheless be a royal pain on such an underpowered platform as the Nspire... plus there's a small problem for making the port, the source is not available.

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WinCE, perhaps?
It could indeed be a challenge, but one of little practical value :)
That Windows redux with huge incompatibilities has always sucked from a technical POV - and likewise, we don't have the source code.
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2013, 03:11:33 pm »
So basically we have to infiltrate in the companies to steal the source. *evil grin*
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #63 on: April 14, 2013, 03:12:22 pm »
THIS IS AWESOME!

Now port Windows

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Windows 3.1 running in DosBox. That might work.

WinCE, perhaps?

anyone up to the challenge?

Why not PalmOS?

Because I thought of WinCE first :P

PalmOS is a good choice too, I suppose. So long as the OS can be compiled for ARM, it's good.

* pimathbrainiac wonders if it is possible to emulate x86 on ARM (I don't know if ARM is 16 bit or 32 bit)



Edit: WinCE and PalmOS have both been ported to ARM, so it looks like they might be possible
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2013, 03:19:58 pm »
Is Android an option? (i cant port is but seems interesting to me)

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2013, 03:24:15 pm »
Android is a modified Linux and specific userspace, but it's effectively the most popular variant of a Linux derivative out there, and would obviously be a far saner choice for porting to the Nspire than any of the proprietary, closed source OS.

However, all ports are shackled by the fact that the Nspire is very underpowered by modern standards. Heck, the Clickpad was already relatively underpowered when it hit the marketplace in 2007, and the CX isn't much of an improvement over the Clickpad/Touchpad...
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #66 on: April 14, 2013, 03:25:50 pm »
Very well put Lionel. :)

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2013, 04:02:09 pm »
Pretty sure Android will have a hard time running on Nspire. My current phone have something like 400 MB RAM and a 600MHz proc and it already have a hard time running. So I dunno.

Why not someone making an Nspire Linux distro?

Also back on topic, you guys should put the mac emulator on autorun. Would be fun.

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2013, 04:17:17 pm »
Just do MS-DOS, I bet that that could run on a potato.

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2013, 04:19:34 pm »
I've seen some ARM ports of DOS floating around....maybe someone could port it?

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #70 on: April 14, 2013, 04:27:21 pm »
Just do MS-DOS, I bet that that could run on a potato.
But not on an apple ;) If you guys are interested in porting DOS or an emulator such as DOSbox, you should start a new thread about it. This topic isn't really the place for it :)

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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2013, 04:30:56 pm »
Just do MS-DOS, I bet that that could run on a potato.
But not on an apple ;) If you guys are interested in porting DOS or an emulator such as DOSbox, you should start a new thread about it. This topic isn't really the place for it :)
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #72 on: April 14, 2013, 04:32:32 pm »
By the time the next amazing model comes out (Nspire II, if you will), there will be no interest in porting the OS's of choice of today. New ones will arrive.

Mac OS X has been taken apart enough to run on Hackintoshes. So I figured...
Android would be possible.
But anyways, how do I pan to the other end of the screen? The controls are cut off and some folders I open in Mac 7 aren't fully shown
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #73 on: April 14, 2013, 11:58:48 pm »
I hope this will be like tiboy where yuo can see all of the screen by moving it around.

Also, amazing job, I  thought this was going to be bad like Microsoft Bob, then I tried it, its pretty good.
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Re: Mini vMac for the TI-Nspire
« Reply #74 on: April 15, 2013, 06:22:55 am »
How how exactly do I move files to it? I have a .bin and .sit (i think that's what it is) of Macintosh Programmers Workshop; how do I install it onto the emulator? I have a real Mac running OSX if that helps any.