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developerWorks: Write Emulator-Friendly Linux Code

Dec 23, 2004, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Seebach)

"For years, computers have been emulating other computers. A common reason to emulate older computers is nostalgia, and indeed, many emulators can run a broad variety of video games with perfect fidelity. Another reason to emulate another computer is to access application software that exists only on a specific platform.

"In general, application emulation targets platforms that possess the larger market shares. For instance, the WINE project attempts to provide a way to run Windows binaries, because--let's face it-- here are many more cool applications for Windows than there are for Linux (although, as they point out, WINE Is Not an Emulator)..."

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