Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment Re:Probably not native binaries on ARM (Score 1) 107

I actually looked into the possibility of running Windows programs for x86 on other processors. Read posts with my name "BrentNewland" http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11078&sid=9213440b9627ba56a8beb204022e2bae#p91132 Same method applies to both WINE and ReactOS. In essence, you run the program on an x86 emulator (like QEMU). Supposedly little of the actual program is x86-specific, the majority is resources and Windows API calls. QEMU takes care of the platform-specific code, and any API requests are sent to Wine, which is compiled for the processor. That way it's not emulating the entire OS or the entire Win32API, which is supposed to allow performance up to 50% of native.

Slashdot Top Deals

"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman

Working...