|New Cross Platform Emulator|
I know, we've all seen them before, but...
Transitive Corporation [transitive.com] of Los Gatos, California, claims to have come up with a universal emulator that will let you run software from any platform on any other platform.
Kinda like the Rosetta Stone of the computing world.
Now, we've all seen these things before, and they've all been processor munching monstrosities that were flaky, at best. So, realistically, I'm not holding my breath.
HOWEVER, they've done some tech demos, and there has been a impressively gooey response from the Tech press:
Business Wire [home.businesswire.com]:
|provides 100% functionality, transparent interactive and graphics performance, near-native computational performance, and allows virtually any processor/operating system pair to be supported. |
Wired Article [wired.com] (yeah, yeah, Wired, I know, The Weekly World News of computing, but it was where I spotted it, so...)
Now, IF the technology proves out, and IF MS or Apple Doesn't go out of its way to break it, does this potentially mean the OS Choice simply won't matter anymore?
Will this make our lives easier? So long as we build end user apps that we know will work on the "Universal Emulator" are we going to feel safe that our apps should work everywhere, if the Emulator becomes widespread enough?