Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Apr 2010 22:06 UTC
Games Good times, good times. Sony received a ton of deserved flak after it announced it would remove the PlayStation 3's "Install other OS" feature, despite advertising the machine with said feature, and despite promising only a few weeks earlier not to remove the feature. iPhone and PS3 hacker George "Geohot" Hotz promised to restore the feature - and less than a week later, he delivers.
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RE[2]: slim surprise
by jasutton on Thu 8th Apr 2010 13:11 UTC in reply to "RE: slim surprise"
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No, the hypervisor means the Other OSes were virtualized not emulated. The most basic difference is that CPU instructions in emulation are carried out by software, while in virtualization CPU instructions are mostly untouched by software and executed directly by the host CPU. Of course, in virtualization, there is still some level of hardware emulation (sound, video, and network hardware are commonly emulated).

Edited 2010-04-08 13:12 UTC

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