"Chuck Talk: Win4Lin was (in its previous
incarnations) a product that was based on Merge technology, a
method of modifying the kernel to enable users to run a virtual
Windows 9X environment on their Linux machines. Do you see the
Merge technology moving forward, and will that still form the basis
of the Win4Lin Terminal server applications?
"Jim Curtin: Because of the politics in the
open source world, we have had a hard time getting our hooks into
the kernel.org tree. This has created a lot of work for us in
keeping up with kernels. The new architecture allows us to get away
from kernel dependencies and patching altogether. Our direction
over time will be to move the Win9x base to the new architecture.
The decision will ultimately be based on Win9x demand going
forward, as well as our ability to catch up the performance of the
new architecture so that it is on parity with the speed of the
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