Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th May 2009 12:08 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux There are several ways to run Windows programs on Linux (virtualisation, WINE) and vice versa really isn't a problem either with Cygwin, or better yet, native ports thanks to the Windows variants of Gtk+ and Qt. Still, what if Windows support was built straight into the Linux kernel? Is something like that even possible? Sure it is, and the Chinese figured it'd be an interesting challenge, and called it the Linux Unified Kernel.
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RE: FrankensteinOS
by jruschme on Thu 28th May 2009 15:46 UTC in reply to "FrankensteinOS"
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I don't see the point...

What's next? Add OSX?

It seems to me that the idea is not all that "new", it's just that it's the first major discussion of doing it with Windows binaries.

For years, Linix has (had?) an Intel Application Binary Interface (ABI) layer that let it run SCO and Unixware applications directly. Similarly, the BSDs have had Linux, SunOS, Solaris and Darwin compatibility depending on flavor and processor.

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