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Comment Re:Strange, I've been gaming in Linux for years. (Score 4, Insightful) 315

Performance improvements could come from i.e. unsupported and thus unvirtualized eye-candy DirectX features which would have a negative impact on performance under normal circumstances. Anyway, afaik all the mentioned games have OpenGL renderers, but I assume that you use the stanard DirectX renderer in World of Warcraft.

On the other hand, performance drawbacks because of wine's virtualization are very small but naturally they do exist. Adding an extra layer of wrapping takes time. Of course, maybe wine's handling of win32-specific calls and systems is more efficient than Microsoft's implementation in their operating systems ;-)
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Xbox Hypervisor Security Protection Hacked 232

ACTRAiSER writes "A recent Post on Bugtraq claims the hack of the Xbox 360 Security Protection Hypervisor. It includes sample code as well." From Bugtraq "We have discovered a vulnerability in the Xbox 360 hypervisor that allows privilege escalation into hypervisor mode. Together with a method to inject data into non-privileged memory areas, this vulnerability allows an attacker with physical access to an Xbox 360 to run arbitrary code such as alternative operating systems with full privileges and full hardware access."

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