Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows Very light on details, but this is interesting nonetheless - very interesting, and potentially one of the biggest things to have hit the operating systems business this decade. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to announce Windows for ARM processors at CES in January 2011.
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Morin
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2005-12-31

No offense taken ;) In fact, running native-ported libraries with an emulated or software-translated application was new to me, although in hindsight it is obvious... another tool in my toolbox, should I ever need it.

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pgeorgi Member since:
2010-02-18

Look at qemu, it provides some support for that on the syscall level, bringing with it reasonable speed for many applications.

Automated thunking of libraries between architectures is much harder, because pesky issues like data structure alignment come into play then.

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