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[4]: FrankensteinOS
by JonathanBThompson on Thu 28th May 2009 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: FrankensteinOS"
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Things that are COM/ActiveX appear to be C++ based, though they're really quite agnostic to the host language: they just have a specific binary layout that's most closely associated with C++, but can be done in other languages if you desire.

Win32 for the low-level stuff itself outside of 3D graphics and some other COM-based stuff, is C based: perhaps you're thinking of the added on ActiveX libraries, DirectX, and more recently, some of the GUI controls, unless you're confusing MFC with Win32: MFC is a bad C++ wrapper around the Win32 API that tends to add as much trouble as it claims to solve.

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