[rescue] Re: G5 case

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Wed Jun 25 15:11:41 CDT 2003

On Wednesday 25 June 2003 21:06, Eric Dittman wrote:
> They are doing the same thing, basically API translation.
> Either emulation layer could be done in system or user
> space.  The question is, what are the advantages and
> disadvantages of each? <- That's a rhetorical question,
> since I think most people realize what would happen if
> you put the Windows API emulation in sysstem space.


1) you'd have to do the same on bsd and linux
2) (probably) Linux would become an open source NT clone.
3) kernel compiles take a day on the latest souped up athlons and end up in a
20-meg binary ;-)

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