Edinburgh Linux Users Group: May 2019 Talk | Writing an Emulator to Run Ancient Software on a Modern Computer
Guest speaker Rhys Rustad-Elliott will be talking to us about emulators, after his mini-demo during the last meetup!
"Writing an emulator that can run 30+ year old software on a modern computer is incredibly fun, and easier than you'd think. This talk will give an overview of how emulators work, and include demos of emulators for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Altair 8800, going over how they work at the source code level. No knowledge of computer hardware will be assumed."
If you have never been to one of these meetings, just know that it's friendly and informal - grab a pint or a soda, or even order food; come ask questions; get help with open source software and Linux, and enjoy some geeky company!
There is often a Linux laptop on hand for a quick show and tell for anyone who is curious, and you can also bring your own laptop to troubleshoot Linux, or try Linux on your own laptop - without installing it.