"Many of the earlier machines (in particular the ZX
Spectrum and Commodore 64) often ended up being very game oriented.
However, the later home computers had more sophisticated hardware
which widened their use in other areas. For example, the Atari ST
was used professionally in music studios, in desktop publishing,
and had a wide selection of office software available. However to
many users it was still regarded as a games machine.
"To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 21 high quality Linux Home
Computer emulators. Hopefully, there will be something of interest
for anyone who wishes to have some fun and reminisce about their
"Now, let's explore the 21 emulators at hand. For each title we
have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the
software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of
its features, together with links to relevant resources and
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