Let me first tell you my story. I'm a ap computer science student at a high school. I am looking forward to my third year course which is computer design which involves assembly language. Being a self accomplished user, I know one or two things about computers. So I was very skeptical of my teacher, so I looked ahead and found out that the textbook for the assembly language course is going to be "Assembly Language and Systems Programming for the M680000 Family (Second Edition)"
Now I assumed that M680000 is some kind of processor, and a mac one I bet because this stupid school only has mac and the teacher's a fan of fruity colored translucent computers.
But I thought no matter, assembly is assembly, right. (I realize it is going to vary from machine to machine) So I looked up the book on amazon.com, no results. So I search for the book on altavista, no result. So I just looked up "M680000" on altavista. 2 entry, one our school's homepage and an emulation site with link to here. So here I am very confused and I hope someone here can clarify it for me.
I like to know what computers were M680000 used in? Is it involved with macs? (Well, I saw many "PPC" on this site... I'm not gonna get flamed for insulting macs now, am I?) Is it used any more or are they emulated now days (ouch). Please help me out.
Why dont you try searching for M68000 instead of M680000. The M68000 was used in several computers. One of the most popular machines using the M68000 is the SEGA Genesis.
Why not check on amazon.com now :)
The 68000 was in fact used in alot of the earlier Macintosh computers, but the 68000 family refers to 680x0 processors (e.g 68010...68030). The last processor to be seen in a Macintosh was the 68060, which wasn't but around 1995 or 1996. These are sweet chips, and the family is often refered to as "68k" or "M68k". The actual chip used in the SEGA Genesis (the chip that GENERATOR emulates) is a clone of the original 68k chip, the MC68000, which IS outdated and is now emulated, but some companies still sell it for use in small products. Best bets, would be to get some info on the 68040 or 68060, as a I doubt your school will be using anything older than a 68040.