.PKG_ File Extension
- Category: Archive and compressed Files
What are .PKG_ files and how to open them?Can't open .PKG_ file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PKG_ file.
What is a .PKG_ file extension?
.PKG_ file extension has been classified as Archive and compressed Files.
.PKG_ is Apple Newton package
The pkg_ file extension is related with Apple Newton platform. The Newton platform was an early personal digital assistant hardware/software platform developed by Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.).
Development was started in 1989 and officially ended on February 27, 1998. Some electronic engineering and the manufacture of Apple's Newton devices was done in Japan by the Sharp Corporation.
Most Newton devices were based on the ARM 610 RISC processor and all featured handwriting recognition software. Most Newton devices were developed and marketed by Apple, but other companies, notably Sharp, Motorola, and Digital Ocean, also released devices that ran the Newton OS. None were as successful as Apple's devices.
PKG_ file extension was an uncommon file extension for Apple Newton package, common file extension was PKG and now Apple is using the PKG file extension for MAC OS X (macOS) installation packages.
.PKG_ file format is deprecated and this file format is no longer supported.
Currently, .PKG_ file type is not actively used and is obsolete. This usually happens with system files in older operating systems, files from long-discontinued software, or with previous versions of some file types (documents, projects, images, etc.) that were replaced in later versions of the original programs.