[kwlug-disc] Linux and NT unified kernel?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri May 29 16:27:12 EDT 2009

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Maybe a better approach is to do what MS is doing in Windows 7: Run XP
as VM.


Once you marry XP/Vista/Win7 to the application, you have a portable
setup that can run on any OS given a reasonable virtualization
environment.  Virtualbox  and VMware already do USB passthrough and 3D
video acceleration and most everything else you can ask for.  I'd say
all the potential hangups are already solved by the virtualization people.

john at netdirect.ca wrote:
> kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org wrote on 05/29/2009 03:55:57 PM:
>> Ultimately, it probably will be as useful as you think. Doesn't mean 
>> there won't be growing pains along the way.
>> e.g. Your storage adapter ... ultimately, I would hope they would 
>> redirect the Windows calls to the Linux side. I can see where magic 
>> will have to be developed though. To, say, redirect a usb device 
>> driver call to Linux storage if it's a storage media call, etc. And, 
>> with progress, detect the about to be made USB call is a storage call, 
>> and avoid the device driver entirely.
> I'm thinking that the USB devices can work in a usable way. There is a 
> patch for Wine that supports loading Windows USB device drivers. It 
> interfaces with libusb to access the devices. This would allow Windows USB 
> device drivers to access devices not supported by Linux, like my RF 
> capable remote control that's configuration software runs fine in Wine, 
> but isn't effective because it can't access to the remote control.
> John Van Ostrand
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