Mac News Review

10 Things New Macs Users Should Know, First Display Designed for Mac mini, Classic Mac Emulator Improved, and More

This Week's Apple and Desktop Mac News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2005.12.02

PowerBook, iBook, iPod, and other portable computing is covered in The 'Book Review. News about Apple's transition to Intel CPUs and other Intel developments is covered in The Macintel Report. iPod news is covered in The iNews Review.

All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

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News & Opinion

iMac with iSight: A New Gold Standard for PCs

The Wall Street Journal's Walter S. Mossberg and Katherine Boehret report:

"When Apple Computer launched its video iPod last month, the hype was so great that another important Apple product announcement was lost in the shuffle. The company also released that day a new, improved, and yet cheaper, version of the already excellent iMac G5, its flagship consumer desktop computer.

"At the same time, Apple Computer also introduced a new software program called Front Row - embedded in the improved iMac - that, like Microsoft's Windows Media Center, allows users to play music and to view photos, videos and DVDs from across a room, using an included remote control.

"We've been testing this new iMac, and our verdict is that it's the gold standard of desktop PCs. To put it simply: No desktop offered by Dell or Hewlett-Packard or Sony or Gateway can match the new iMac G5's combination of power, elegance, simplicity, ease of use, built-in software, stability and security. From setup to performing the most intense tasks, it's a pleasure to use. And, contrary to common misconceptions, this Mac is competitively priced, when compared with comparably equipped midrange Windows PCs; and it handles all common Windows files, as well as the Internet and email, with aplomb."

10 Things Every New Mac Owner Should Know

123macmini.com's "Paul Stamatiou has compiled a list of 10 things every first time Mac owner, particularly Mac mini owner, should know about their new computer and operating system. 'This article should answer some burning questions, enlighten you about some features you did not know about OS X and just all around be helpful.' Paul is going to write some articles for us from time to time. The articles will be geared towards new Mac users. We look forward to his next article. Now, on to the list!"

The topics:

  1. 256 Won't Cut It
  2. No Need to Defrag
  3. Closing Unresponsive Applications
  4. Where Did That Window Go?
  5. Updates
  6. System Profiler
  7. Expose
  8. Login Items
  9. Eject Optical Media
  10. Keyboard Shortcuts

A Linux User on Living with OS X

bitrot.de's Thomas Driemeyer says:

"In early 2005, Apple was announcing the Mac mini computer. It was the answer to what I was looking for in a computer, so I bought one. This is a report about the early months with my new Mac, and how it compares to a Linux computer. (I have never owned a Windows computer.) In short, I am now both a Mac and a Linux user - Apple gets GUI simplicity, usability, and coherency right, and Linux everything else.

"When switching operating systems, there is a strong tendency to whine about all the things missing in the new OS, or that are done differently and require a change of habits. The advantages become obvious only after some time. I'll do my best to take that into account and present a balanced review. There are a few fundamental problems that I cannot ignore though.

"No doubt, the Mac mini is the most sexy box I have ever owned. For some reason, perhaps cost, a PC is invariably a boring big brick where all the designers' creativity goes into coming up with yet another front plastic bezel, usually on the far end of the ugliness scale. It truly amazes me how PC designers have managed to produce one design disaster after another for thirty years straight, while Apple just gets it right every time.

"But that's not the reason I bought a Mac mini. The reason why I refuse to buy another PC is that today's PCs are built for stone-deaf speed nuts who think it's normal that a CPU must generate more heat per surface area than a stove, and require something that sounds like a jet engine to cool it lest it disappears in a rapidly expanding plasma cloud. I was looking for an unobtrusive and quiet machine that I can put on my desk without going deaf or getting sunburned. And I don't care about gigahertz ratings when I do desktop work. I get all the horsepower I need for 3D rendering at work....

"Apple has a reputation of getting their GUI right, while everyone else is stumbling around without a clue or goal. Windows, for example, is a giant pile of rotting icing on a very crummy cake. And for the most part this is correct. Mac OS X's GUI is a pleasure to use; most things are incredibly simple, consistent across all applications, and work just as one is expecting them to work. You never fight it, it just flows naturally. And, perhaps most importantly, it is not laden with tons of features that some programmer found cool, but that just get in the way....

"However, despite all the things that Apple got right, there are a number of really annoying faults...."

Apple to Add iPod Dock to Mac mini?

The Register's Tony Smith reports:

"Apple's abortive attempt to integrate an iPod Dock into the Mac Mini may yet come to fruition as the company prepares to enter the media centre arena using the diminutive computer.

"Claims that the Mini design originally included a Dock were made this past March after electronics specialist Leo Bodnar took his Mini to bits and spotted unused bus connections on the riser card that connects the optical drive to the motherboard. The card appeared to contain a FireWire link that wasn't needed by the ATA-100 optical drive and didn't connect to anything else. With the riser card reaching up to the top of the Mini's casing, Bodnar speculated that the Mac was originally conceived as sporting an integrated Dock."

Products

BenQ displayBenQ has a Dedicated Display for the Mac mini

Hardmac's Lionel reports:

"Apple is not proposing a dedicated display that will fit with the price and the design of the Mac mini.

"BenQ thinks that there is a potential market for a TFT display 'made for the Mac mini'."

iMic Connects Analog Mics, Speakers to USB

PR: iMic was the original USB audio adapter that enabled Mac and PC users to add stereo input and output to their USB computers that otherwise lacked the necessary hardware support. iMic allows you to connect virtually any microphone or sound input device to your iBook, PowerBook, PowerMac, or other Mac or PC systems with a USB port. iMic supports both mic and line level inputs via a selectable switch, as well as a variable level output for connecting speakers or headphones.

iMic 2iMic's audio is superior to most computers' built-in audio because it uses USB for the audio signal. USB isolates the audio signal from the noisy electronics in your computer, giving you higher quality sound when you record and higher quality sound output for external speakers.

iMic shines as the essential tool for converting your old LPs and tapes into MP3s and CDs. Griffin's audio recording software Final Vinyl for Mac OS X (provided for free exclusively to iMic owners) makes recording old records and tapes super easy, with several advanced features such as waveform-based cue editing and built-in 10-band EQ. Final Vinyl can also equalize LPs without having to connect a turntable to a pre-amp. Just hook the turntable directly to the iMic, and Final Vinyl will record your LPs perfectly.

iMic, now updated for modern hardware, provides the perfect solution for almost any audio need, including:

  • Podcasting
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • Final Cut Pro

Griffin also produces a wide range of cables and a mic to get you hooked up.

Price: $39.99

LaCie Brick Hard Drive Looks Like Legos™

PR: Crafted by the world-famous designer Ora-•to, the new Brick expresses a ludic playfulness in a user-friendly high-performance hard drive. Stack & Play multiple LaCie Bricks together to brighten your desktop and your mood (they're even stackable with LaCie Mobile Bricks). With Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, it offers the fast data transfer rates required for substantial jobs like downloading digital photos, saving MP3s or transferring home videos from a camcorder. Available desktop models are: 160 GB (white), 250 GB (red), 300 GB (blue), and 500 GB (red).

LaCie BrickBrick Desktop includes a USB 2.0 interface and temperature-controlled fan and will be available in configurations ranging from a 160 GB $119.99 version to a 500 GB $399.99 version. The Brick Mobile, scheduled for release in January, comes with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, requires no fan, and will be available in configurations ranging from a $119.99 40 GB version to a $329.99 120 GB version.

LaCie Brick Desktop Hard Drive User Benefits:

  • Stack & Play with other LaCie Brick Hard Drives
  • Professional storage is now easy and fun
  • Add colors to your computing life
  • Store & back up music, photos, videos and office files

LaCie Brick Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB

Software:

  • LaCie '1-Click' Backup Software (Mac OS 10.2 or greater)
  • LaCie '1-Click' Backup Software (Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000 or greater)
  • SilverKeeper™ Backup Utilities (Mac OS 9, Mac OS X)
  • Driver-free for Windows 2000, Windows XP & Mac OS X
  • Silverlining® Pro Drive Management Utilities (Mac OS 9.x)
  • Silverlining® 98 Drive Management Utilities (Windows 98SE)

Size: 4.4 x 7.4 x 1.7 in. / 112 x 188 x 44 mm

Weight: 34.9 oz. / 990 g

System Requirements:

  • PC or Mac with built-in Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface; Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
  • Mac OS 9.1, Mac OS 10.2.1 or greater;
  • Intel Pentium II 350 MHz-compatible processor or greater; iMac, Power Mac G3 or greater; minimum 32 MB RAM

1 Year Limited Warranty

Price: $399.99

Now accepting preorders. This product will ship in late December 2005.

Also Available

Newer Tech Cuts Price on miniStack FireWire/USB Hub/Hard Drive

PR: Just in time for the holiday shopping season, NewerTech cuts prices on many models of its miniStack line.

Back of MiniStackEveryone is looking for that hot gift this year, and with a number of accolades under its belt, a miniStack hard drive solution by Newer Technology, Inc., is sure to please the technophile on your list.

The sleek miniStack is designed to complement the size, shape, and color of Apple's Mac mini, but it also works great with any computer that has an available FireWire and/or USB port.

New pricing is up to 11% lower as follows:

  • 0 GB 'Add-Your-Own-HD' kit (enclosure only), $79.99
  • 80 GB 7200 RPM solution w/2 MB buffer, $139.99
  • 160 GB 7200 RPM solution w/8 MB buffer, $169.99
  • 250 GB 7200 RPM solution w/8 MB buffer, $199.99
  • 320 GB 7200 RPM solution w/8 MB buffer, $249.99
  • 400 GB 7200 RPM solution w/8 MB buffer, $349.99
  • 500 GB 7200 RPM solution w/8 MB buffer, $479.99

Featuring the latest Oxford 911+ chipset in a custom FireWire/USB 2.0 bridge, the miniStack offers unrivaled performance and reliability plus adds the convenience of additional USB 2.0 and FireWire ports via its integrated USB 2.0/FireWire Hub.

All miniStack models feature high-performance 7200 RPM hard drive mechanisms, data buffers of 2 or 8 MB, a smart power switch, and intelligent thermal monitoring. Each solution comes complete with FireWire and USB connecting cables, Intech HD SpeedTools, EMC/Dantz Retrospect Backup software and a two-year warranty.

Internal Hard Disk Drive Mounting Solution for Newest Power Macs

PR: MaxUpgrades offers MaxConnect for Power Macintosh G5 PCI Express, MaxConnect is an internal hard disk drive mounting solution, that allows seven additional hard disk drives to be installed in a G5 Power Mac system (PCI Express).

MaxConnect Internal Hard Disk Drive Mounting SolutionThe MaxConnect for G5 G5 Power Mac system (PCI Express) consists of two mounting assemblies. An Optical Drive Bay Disk Drive mounting assembly that enables four hard disk drives to be mounted in the Optical Drive Bay of the G5 Power Mac (PCI Express).

MaxConnect CPU Bay Disk Drive Mounting Assembly that enables installing three hard disk drives in the CPU bay of the G5 Power Mac .A MaxConnect CPU Bay Disk Drive Mounting Assembly is offered both in Aluminum.

With the MaxConnect internal hard disk drive mounting solution, a G5 Power Mac can house a total of nine disk drives internally, which enables the system to boot from one drive and allows the rest of the disk drives to be RAIDED (Striped RAID 0) to offer an 8x speed increase in the data transfer rate compared to G5 Power Mac single drive. Data Transfer rates up to 500+ MB/sec sustained can be achieved by striping the hard disk drive using Apple Mac OS X built-in RAID software utility on G5 Power Mac Systems.

The MaxConnect internal hard disk drive mounting solution provides a practical, cost effective and space saving solution for G5 Power Mac internal storage expansion without sacrificing the data transfer rate. A total of nineteen hard disk drives (eleven disk drives internally and eight disk drives externally) can be connected to a G5 Power Mac system, producing a 18x performance increase in sustained data transfer rate.

The MaxConnect internal hard disk drive mounting solution can be ordered with optional power cables, Serial ATA Data Cables and PCI Serial ATA Host Controller.

RocketRAID 2224 RAID-5 SATA Host Adapter Qualified with X-SPAND SATA Systems

PR: Kano Technologies Corp., a market leader in high-performance Serial ATA storage products for Apple Macintosh and Windows systems, announced the HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 2224 SATA II host adapter has been qualified for use with the X-SPAND PRO multilane SATA storage systems.

The X-SPAND PRO tower and 1U rackmount solutions boast a 4-channel multilane connector and shielded cable to deliver up to 3.0 Gbps to each SATA drive channel without performance loss. The included multilane cable features a sturdy steel connector which significantly improves connection reliability over existing external SATA products while simplifying cable management.

With the addition of the HighPoint RocketRAID 2224 host adapter, the X-SPAND PRO system is now one of the industry's first external multilane SATA storage solutions with RAID-0/1/5/10 support for both Mac and Windows systems. The RocketRAID 2224 is a 64-bit PCI-X SATA II RAID controller supporting NCQ, 3 Gbps transfer rate, hot spare and online capacity expansion. A single 4-bay X-SPAND unit can be attached to the external multilane connector on the RocketRAID 2224 for up to 2 TB of SATA storage. The internal SATA RocketRAID 2224 connectors can be converted to an external multilane connection with a Kano multilane port adapter. This allows for an additional 2 TB X-SPAND SATA system, increasing total storage capacity to 4 TB.

Robert Young, Kano Technologies national sales manager, stated, "We are extremely pleased to work with HighPoint Technologies to provide our customers with the inexpensive, high-performance RAID solution they have been waiting for." Allen Mah, HighPoint Technologies technical marketing manager, added, "By utilizing storage technologies with Kano's X-SPAND, a single-source solution is provided for customers plus it gives businesses a simplified and more efficient approach when purchasing storage."

Software

Guest PC x86 Emulator Software

PR: Lismore Software Systems announced the release and immediate availability of an updated version of Guest PC 1.7

Guest PC is a Mac OS X application that allows you to easily create and manage virtual x86 computer on your Mac. You can install Windows operating system and access applications available only for Windows compatible computers.

What's new in Guest PC 1.7?

This update fixes many incompatibility issues. Including compatibility related bugs in CPU/FPU core emulation modules. A performance increase of 10% has been achieved. Enhanced network functionality for better and more reliable networking. Now the emulator can work in two modes: Virtual Hardware and Shared Networking. These modes allow to flexibly manage the virtual computer networking. Better print jobs management. Greatly improved compatibility and stability of the DOS Virtual Machine in Windows.

Bug Fixes

  • Characters failed to display in some Windows applications Some CPU/FPU emulation errors
  • Wrong printing from some resource demanding applications Some DOS programs failed to run in Windows

Enhancements

  • A performance increase of 10%
  • Better stability and compatibility
  • Video output enhancement
  • Shared networking
  • Network interface selection
  • Network preferences added

System requirements:

  • Hardware: Apple Macintosh with G3, G4 or G5 processor, upgrade card are also supported
  • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) or later or Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later

Guest PC 1.7 is available immediately from Lismore's online store at $69.99 The price includes Family License and free support. Family License allows you to install Guest PC on all computers in your family.

All current customers get a new Guest PC 1.7 version at no charge.

For all registered users of any previous Blue Label PowerEmulator version, Guest PC is available at US$34.99

Mac 128K, Plus, and SE Emulator for Macs, Linux, and Windows

PR: Mini vMac now has more advanced control of speed, superseding the previous 'limit speed' option. Other highlights are an experimental compile time option for sound in the Linux version (thanks to Stephan Kochen), and that the Windows version is up to 40 percent faster by simply using a better c compiler.

Here are the rest of the release notes, copied from the beta page:

I've lately had the opportunity to test Mini vMac on a 2.7 GHz Power Mac G5. (While doing other work for the company Scientific Imaging. The use of this machine and other help made Mini vMac 2.7.0 possible.) Mini vMac 2.6.1 was not really usable on the G5, the moment it ran the fans would go wild. I've had previous reports of such problems (such as from Ryan Schmidt), but I couldn't fix it without a machine to test solutions on.

The first change is that when 'limit speed' is on, Mini vMac will no longer try to monopolize the processor. I hadn't done this before because Mini vMac needs time each and every 60th of a second for smooth emulation, especially of sound, and I wasn't sure that operating systems could slice up time that fine. But after a bit of experimentation it now seems to work adequately in Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and even Mac OS 9. It can actually be smoother because some operating systems will penalize programs for trying to take all the processor time.

The next change is to replace the simple 'limit speed' toggle with a bigger range of choices: 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, and "All out". The 'L' command of the Control Mode is replaced with an 'S' command, that leads to another screen with more options. (The 'Limit Speed' toggle is also removed from the menu bar, in Macintosh and Windows.) So you can choose how fast you want the emulated machine to run, and thereby what percentage of the processor to take. I had previously thought that perhaps Mini vMac could automatically try to detect when the emulated machine is idle and slow down if it is. But there is no right way of doing this, there could only be guesses that would often be wrong. And it turns out that even if this could be done correctly, I still wouldn't like the result on a Power Mac G5 (running OS X 10.4.2). Within less than a second of the processor usage reaching 100 percent, the fans speed up. I can't think of any way to automatically guess that the emulated machine is idle much faster than that. By making the speed control manual, the fans stay constant no matter what the emulated machine is doing. This isn't just a problem for Mini vMac, it is a problem for any software not carefully written with the issue in mind. (For example, dragging a scroll bar in Mozilla 1.7.8 turns on the fans.) Hopefully, future versions of Mac OS X will improve the fan control. I think running the fans a bit louder always would be preferable than to having them always changing.

Since Mini vMac no longer needs to monopolize the processor there is now an option to allow it keep running even when it is not the active window. This is toggled by the 'B' command of the Speed Control screen. So you can set some computation going in Mini vMac and then use other programs on your machine. You can even have two copies of Mini vMac running at once. (Note that this is probably not legal unless you own a real Macintosh for each virtual machine running at once.) You can set Mini vMac to run in the background with the speed set to "All out", but this isn't recommended, except on a dual processor machine (Mini vMac can only use one processor).

There is now a command to stop Mini vMac (when it's the active application), the 'S' command of the Speed Control screen. This can be convenient, such as to pause a game. The implementation isn't yet satisfactory. The emulation needs to keep partially running so the Control Mode will work, which can result in some spurious sound output. I'll try to fix this in a later version.

Mini vMac will by default start at 8x speed, fast enough to feel reasonably snappy, but not so fast as to stress modern machines (which can go up to 20x to 50x). The '/l' command line option of the Windows version, and the the '-l' command line option of the X version, will still work, causing Mini vMac to start at 1x speed.

The minimum emulation speed is now 1x instead of 0.5x, to reduce possible compatibility issues and to simplify the code. If the real machine isn't fast enough to do 1x, the emulated machine will still think it is running at the normal number of instructions per time, but it's sense of time will not match the real time.

The Control Mode help screen will now display the current speed setting, and in addition will also display the Full Screen, Magnify, and emulated Control Key option settings.

The implementation of limiting speed is different for each operating system, and the behavior may vary a bit between them. In OS X, the emulation will now continue running (but only at 1x) while dragging the Mini vMac window, selecting from a menu, or while a dialog is up. In OS 9, the emulation will stop at all of these times. In other operating systems, the emulation may stop at some these times. In Mac OS 9, which uses cooperative multitasking, Mini vMac will only run smoothly if all other running programs are very cooperative.

I had thought that modern compilers couldn't cope very well with an emulation loop. But it turns out that the compiler in the free "Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit 2003" does pretty well, better than the very old Microsoft compiler that I previously used. This speeds up the Windows version by up to 40 percent. (The OS X version uses hand tweaked PPC assembly, originally based from the the output of the MrC compiler.)

Mini vMac now includes the patch from Stephan Kochen that adds support for sound in the Linux version using ALSA. Unfortunately I haven't been able to test the merged version, since I haven't gotten sound to work at all in any version of Linux running in virtual PC. I did try installing one version of Linux (Ubuntu) on a real PC, where sound worked, but the very first call in Mini vMac that opens the audio device fails saying busy. Perhaps I didn't get the ALSA development files installed correctly. I made a number changes from the original patch to match Mini vMac formatting and error handling conventions, and to try to make it use non blocking, so I'm not sure if the current source would actually work at all on any machine. So I've not enabled it by default, it is a compile time option. [update: Stephan Kochen reports that it works for him. There was also one report of it not working.]

However, compiling with sound enabled in the Linux version involves more than just adding a line to the CNFGGLOB.h file. It needs an additional file header and library file. To deal with options like this I have added to the build system. There is now a collection of simple scripts, for various scripting languages, that take optional command line arguments and compile "setup.c" and use the result to compile Mini vMac. Unfortunately this isn't documented yet, so for 2.7.0 I've still generated the "projects" folder, which can be used as in the previous version. But for now I can say that to compile the Linux version with sound, open a terminal window and change the current directory to the 'source' folder. Then type 'bash build/bash MySoundEnabled' (and press return). When it finishes, there should now be a program called 'minivmac' in the 'output' folder, created within the 'source' folder. (Or you can use 'bash build/bash MySoundEnabled -keepmake', which will keep the make file, so that you can make changes and recompile.)

In the Mac OS X version, if you create a folder called "mnvm_dat" inside the "Contents" folder within the application bundle (control click on the application and choose "Show Package Contents"), then Mini vMac will look for the "vMac.ROM" file, and the disk1.dsk, disk2.dsk, etc. files within the "mnvm_dat" folder. This allows you to make a self contained Mac OS X application that runs an application for the Mac Plus (especially when used with the AutoQuit software.)

In the Mac and Windows versions, the name of the Mini vMac window will be taken from the name of the application file, instead of just being "Mini vMac". So you can change the application name to change the window name, which also affects things like the Dock (OS X) or the Taskbar (Windows).

Mini vMac can now when launched automatically mount more than just three disks. It can also mount "disk4.dsk", "disk5.dsk", up to "disk9.dsk" (If Mini vMac is recompiled to support that many disk images. The default is 6, the maximum is 32).

The Windows version now supports "Shortcut" files (The Windows equivalent to Macintosh "Aliases".) The "vMac.ROM" and the "disk1.dsk", "disk2.dsk", etc. files may be Shortcuts. It must be "vMac.ROM", not "Shortcut to vMac.ROM". Actually, the file is really named "vMac.ROM.lnk", but what you see is "vMac.ROM".

The Macintosh version now supports drag and drop of aliases. It is simply a bug that it didn't previously work.

The Macintosh OS X version now uses the recommended SetSystemUIMode to enter Full Screen mode when it is available (10.2 or later). The main noticeable difference is that Command-Tab is no longer intercepted by the operating system, but passed to the emulated machine. (The intended only way to exit Full Screen mode is to type "Control-F".)

The "About" command of the Control Mode ("A") no longer displays copyright holders, since the complete list is too long to fit here. It now only displays the maintainer name, immediately followed by the web page, where the complete list can be found (on the Credits page). Anyone maintaining a fork of Mini vMac (such as Fabio Concas) can change kMaintainerName and kStrHomePage in "setup.h".

Mini vMac now has some code for 68020 emulation as a compile time option. (The Mac Plus ROM supports the 68020, and vMac for Macintosh emulates a 68020 instead of a 68000.) Much of the implementation is adapted from the "UAE Amiga Emulator", mostly as found in the vMac source. The Mini vMac 68020 emulation works well enough to boot up with the emulated machine thinking it has a 68020, with the operating system and MacsBug working correctly, and most software that doesn't require a 68020 working normally. It is hard to test the 68020 emulation because most software that requires the 68020 also requires color QuickDraw. The little software I've found that seems like it ought to work all crashes, so I'm pretty sure there are bugs in this 68020 emulation. The main reason for emulating a Mac Plus 68020 is as a stepping stone to emulating the Mac II. Having the Mac Plus 68020 working as well as it does so far will make it easier to write testing software to make a correct 68020 implementation.

This were some bugs in the VIA timer 1 emulation and the delayed task mechanism. Fixing these allows Mini vMac to pass the tests of Apple's MacCheck program when running faster than 1x (2.6.1 would pass only if 'Limit Speed' was on).

There was a bug in the PPC asm version of the 68000 emulator, where a routine wasn't preserving all registers it should. This doesn't seem to affect previous versions of Mini vMac, but it definitely affected the current version.

The 680x0 emulator emulated the Fline trap incorrectly. This doesn't previously seem to have had any effect, but it prevented MacsBug from working with the 68020 emulation.

The MoveS instruction has been removed from 68000 emulation, since it isn't a legal 68000 instruction. Also the implementation wasn't correct anyway. A possibly correct version is now in the 68020 emulation.

System requirements: Mini vMac for OS 9 and earlier (PPC) will now work back to OS 8.1. It should work in earlier versions of Mac OS, but I haven't tested this yet. (Mini vMac for Macintosh 680x0 seems to work back to System 2, though it's not too thoroughly tested.)

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