Ruptor wrote:I think the same about all the different emulators what is the point when one is enough. For me a native QL OS would show that GHz & Gbytes are not required and highlight the ridiculous path software engineering has taken. The QL does most stuff with 48K and Windows did everything with 10Meg so I dream of an old OS on a modern CPU.Derek_Stewart wrote:What use would the system be put to use, when other existing systems like Q68, QL-SGC Minerva I2C, QPC2 with PC I/O, could be used or enhanced to use?
I think multiple emulators exist because of 2 reasons - different platforms that the emulator runs on, and also for competition - so there are several emulators with similar feature sets but subtle differences - I have no problem with there being more than one - you can't deny someone a lively-hood or hobby because of a desire to have only one uber emulator.
Emulators are good for testing out ROM's and running QL programs at very fast speeds, and for getting programs in and out of the QL environment from the wider world.
I like hardware myself so also have an interest in building / designing hardware that can run on the QL / Spectrum and some other obscure platforms - like the old GESPAC G64/G96 stuff - vintage industrial !