Subject: Re: Creeping Feature of the week...
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/30/1996 22:09:22
>How stupidly expensive would CPU emulation be, anyway?  I know I've seen
>software 8088's on 68000 boxes before, slow though they may be.
>I wouldn't figure it'd be a *great* win, but it might be nice occasionally.
>Consider; a VAX 11/750 user could run the Sun-sparc Netscape!  :)

RISC ports of Windows NT do x86 emulation transparently (to run x86
Windows software, obviously), and it works quite well, in my opinion.
I'm not sure it would be useful for anything more than a novelty on
really old, slow hardware, though.

It might be cool, if well done, but in NetBSD, what would emulate

  Michael L. VanLoon                       
       --<  Free your mind and your machine -- NetBSD free un*x  >--
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     NetBSD ports in progress: VAX, Atari 68k, others...