Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 22nd May 2002 04:45 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Some days ago we hosted a head to head review of Bochs, VMWare Workstation and VirtualPC. I received a number of emails asking why I haven't included Netraverse's Win4Lin in the article. The main reason was because Win4Lin is not an emulator in the "traditional" sense of the word; neither it runs under Windows XP, where our previous test were conducted. In fact, Win4Lin can only run Dos and Win9x/ME, under Linux. We got hold of the brand new version of Win4Lin, version 4.0, and here is our review accompanied by some screenshots we grabbed for you.
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Re: RE: Re: Wabi
by Speed on Fri 24th May 2002 11:40 UTC

Yeah, I guess that Sun was pretty magnanimous at one time. I never saw MAE in action, but heard it was pretty sweet for its time. Scott McNealy's animosity towards Microsoft is famous, so I don't know if their dropping of Wabi was legal or simply the will of a charismatic leader. I can also believe that while Microsoft may have been liberal in licensing DOS and Windows 3.x to help grow the line, that by 1995 they could afford to not renew those agreements.

Yeah, I know that Wine isn't going to help SPARC users, but by the same token you shouldn't expect to get a lot of gaming performance when executing non-native code. Wine is the place where gamers and others who are looking to get DirectX working should look. If you're on SPARC and have enough CPU to throw at it, there's still Bochs. I kinda like the coprocessor card myself.