An emulator is a computer program or hardware equipment that can simulate/imitate one computer system by using another system.
An emulator can help the user run older programs that are no longer supported on current systems. More importantly, emulators allow the users to run cross-platform applications. For instance, an application that is only available on MacOS can be run on a Windows machine using an emulator. As such, emulators bridge the gap between devices and allow users to run programs that may not be supported by built-in software.
Emulators have numerous benefits, some of which are highlighted below:
Emulators also have some drawbacks, which are highlighted below:
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