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Compatibility woes / deprecation (Miscellaneous)

posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 18.02.2009, 00:56

> According to "Undocumented DOS" older NT versions (I never used anything
> older than 5.0) even had an x86 emulator so the DOS and Win16 subsystems
> did work on non-x86 architectures. If that was the case Microsoft could've
> maintained the emulator in current versions and AMD64 Windows versions
> could still run DOS software. (Without such crap as the DOSBox's OS.)

That sounds like something I've read, too.

Anyways, here's VX32, which sounds useful:

> Vx32 is a user-mode library that can be linked into arbitrary
> applications that wish to create secure, isolated execution environments
> in which to run untrusted extensions or plug-ins implemented as native
> x86 code. Vx32 is similar in purpose to the Java or .NET virtual
> machines, but it runs native x86 code, so plug-ins can be written in
> ANY language, not just Java or C#.
> Vx32 runs on unmodified x86 FreeBSD, Linux, and Mac OS X systems
> without special permissions, privileges, or kernel modules. It also runs
> on x86-64 Linux systems. Ports to x86-64 FreeBSD and Mac OS X should not
> be difficult. A port to Windows XP should also be possible.

Cool, eh? ;-)

Know your limits.h


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