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HX question about link.exe (DOSX)

posted by RayeR(R) Homepage, CZ, 29.07.2008, 14:12

> There's no V86 mode in 64-bits. Long mode encompasses a compatibility
> submode and a 64-bit submode (I think). So it's not that NTVDM was
> removed, it just doesn't work on 64-bits due to the processor. (However,
> you'd think MS would emulate it a la DOSEMU or DOSBox, but no. If it
> doesn't make them money, I guess they don't care.)

Aha, I though that 64bit mode is some kind of instruction extension with leaving all 32bit and older stuffs. So then it is problem. But new CPU has virtualization technology. I don't know about low level how it works - could it be usefull for VM replacement?

DOS gives me freedom to unlimited HW access.


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