Google emulates 1980s-era Amiga computer in Chrome

An emulated version of Amiga's operating system now will run on Chrome using the Portable Native Client software foundation.

(Credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)

The Amiga 500 lives again — in Google’s browser.

Google developer Christian Stefansen on Thursday resurrected a version of the venerable computer system from the 1980s in the form of a Web app that runs in Chrome. Forty-year-olds who want to relive their childhoods or younger people who want to see just how hard their elders had it can visit the Amiga 500 emulator for Chrome online, boot the machine, and play some games.

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