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Will Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" Rosetta technology work inside a virtual machine for OS 9 applications?

I'm hoping this question sneaks by the 'is-it-really-retro' censors :-) because it involves a classic OS but running under (modern) virtualization. As far as I can tell, Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard&...
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Passive FTP transfers in Windows 3?

Does anybody know if there have ever been any passive FTP Clients for Windows 3.x? I ask because I think that might be a good way to transfer data between retro computers and modern computers. The ...
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How can I make use of a Genius HiSketch 1212 serial-port drawing tablet on a modern PC?

I have a friend that still uses Windows 98 because of a drawing tablet (Genius HiSketch 1212) that he is not able to install in modern systems. He has Windows 98 installed in an old PC that's always ...
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What are the "virtual machines" that were running on 80386 and later x86 CPUs before full hardware virtualization?

When reading techy articles about older Windows versions I often come across the term "Virtual machine". Apparently even Windows 3.11 had some sort of virtual-machine-thing going on in it, ...
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