I can confirm gdamore's authorship of the parent post. Anyone trying to understand his statement on ogb-discuss that was linked should read the preceding messages in the thread. A transcript of IRC discussion of this article is available here (search for "slashdot"): http://echelog.matzon.dk/logs/browse/opensolaris/1271368800
ScummVM, a virtual machine that runs games developed for LucasArts' SCUMM engine, has been adding support lately for older games (Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, etc.) released by Humongous Entertainment. (http://www.scummvm.org/demos.php has some examples). ScummVM is extremely portable and runs on everything from most unix systems to game consoles and palmtops.