[lug] Windows emulator

carl.wagner at level3.com carl.wagner at level3.com
Wed Mar 8 08:12:05 MST 2000


Sun used to resell a product called Wabi that did windows emulation on Sparc
boxes. I don't know if it does anything later than Windoze version 3.1
though.  I "think" there was a version for Linux but I don't know if there was
one for Sparc Linux.


Jason Vallery wrote:
> Hey David, long time since I have talked to you. Now, as far as I know, wine
> requires exsiting windows libraries (dlls) to be on your machine. I would
> assume that these are dependant on the x86 (Or possibly Alpha in the case of
> NT) platform. Therefore, emulating windows on a sparc machine is probably
> impossible. As far as vmware, It requires a x86 class processor. Vmware
> comes only in a binary version.  I don't know if it would be possible for
> them to port it to a Sparc platform, as I don't know the specifics of how it
> emulates the PC.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From:
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 8:58 PM
> Subject: [lug] Windows emulator
> Hello,
>    I am running RedHat 6.1 on a USparc10.  I was wondering if there are any
> which is the best windows emulator.
>  thanks
>    -David
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