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Google Brings AmigaOS to Chrome Via Native Client Emulation 157

Posted by timothy
from the time-machine-always-comes-last dept.
First time accepted submitter LibbyMC writes "Google's approach to bringing older C software to the browser is demonstrated in bringing the '80s-era AmigaOS to Chrome. 'The Native Client technology runs software written to run on a particular processor at close to the speeds that native software runs. The approach gives software more direct access to a computer's hardware , but it also adds security restrictions to prevent people from downloading malware from the Web that would take advantage of that power.'" Chrome users can go straight to the demo.
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Google Brings AmigaOS to Chrome Via Native Client Emulation

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  • by vastabo (530415) on Thursday December 12, 2013 @02:29PM (#45672687)

    This is Google demonstrating that their platform for abstracting a client's hardware is robust and performant. I suspect that Amiga emulation is just because it's cool.

    Having this layer of abstraction protects Google from the machinations of software vendors who might want a piece of their action.

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