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[#] Mon Nov 24 2008 00:24:47 EST from Bryon Roche @ Uncensored

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the vmware people or IBM is your best bet there. I know IBM's had something to let you run at list win2k on their POWER mainframes forever...

[#] Mon Nov 24 2008 00:25:19 EST from Bryon Roche @ Uncensored

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did I say POWER, I think I meant s/390, but i think they did that for their power boxes, too.

[#] Mon Nov 24 2008 07:18:38 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I'm so lost.

Here, in the Programming room, when I see 'UML', I can only think of the Unified Modeling Language.

But, I think you guys are talking about the User Mode Linux.

[#] Mon Nov 24 2008 08:20:52 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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KVM is an equally unfortunate choice of acronym. KVM= Keyboard, Video, Mouse (switch.)

[#] Mon Nov 24 2008 08:22:16 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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biggest problem with virtualbox: if a VM is running, my laptop crashes instead of going to sleep.

[#] Mon Nov 24 2008 08:38:58 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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ahh, they claim this is already fixed for the next major release.

[#] Mon Nov 24 2008 09:22:28 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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When you guys typed 'KVM', I was actually thinking of Keyboard, Video, Mouse... figures I didn't quite get what you're talking about.

[#] Mon Nov 24 2008 09:27:56 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Nov 23 2008 11:02pm from Bryon Roche @uncnsrd
What if the hypercall is implemented with the same API as a hardware
interface? I like the way KVM goes with that..

A hypercall is not an emulated interface. A hypercall is a hypercall, and it requires fewer CPU cycles.

[#] Mon Nov 24 2008 09:38:40 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Ford, did you play with russian dolls as a kid? You did, didn't you?

you know? I forgot about those.

[#] Tue Dec 09 2008 07:30:21 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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[#] Tue Dec 09 2008 10:00:25 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That hurts.

[#] Thu Dec 11 2008 00:25:21 EST from isoroku @ Uncensored

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I'm not aware of Win2k ever running on the POWER boxes. The current set of POWER boxes can do Linux, AIX and i/OS.

[#] Thu Dec 11 2008 09:40:27 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Didn't they have some sort of weird daughterboard with an x86 chip on it that could run 'doze?

[#] Thu Dec 11 2008 12:05:46 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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the ppc branch died with nt4 and was dug out again for the XBox2

(as did the mips & alpha branch)

[#] Thu Dec 11 2008 14:45:05 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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xbox2 isn't WinCE?

[#] Thu Dec 11 2008 18:17:11 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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don't think so, wince just has an arm port plus x86 afaik.

the mipsel port was dropped way back in 2k3

[#] Thu Dec 11 2008 19:34:10 EST from isoroku @ Uncensored

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IG, you are right, I forgot about those boxes. IXS (Integrated Xseries Server).
It was a PC that was connected to the server by an IOP. The Xseries system ran windoze, but on an actual intel proc.

[#] Thu Dec 11 2008 19:35:29 EST from isoroku @ Uncensored

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WinCE can run on ARM, SH4, MIPS, and x86.

[#] Fri Dec 12 2008 10:54:43 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Here's one of the many reasons I hate Microsoft.

I'm working with their VC++ 2008 compiler. It's a vast improvement over their 2205 compiler (er, 2005), which actively tried to strangle you if you tried to do anything with it at all (hello world, for example, doesn't compile without using the full force of the 3.5 CLR. Okay, maybe I exaggerate a little, but it still fucking sucked ass in ways too numerous to get into right now).

One of my petty annoyances, though, is that Microsoft gives you conveniences that are inconvenient.

Convenient: Tap F1 and the text you selected will be used in a search for information related to the function or whatever that you selected.

Inconvient: The aforementioned F1 will search for results in languages other than the ones you've selected. So, I am searching for '#pragma warning', and it's giving me the fucking c# version rather than the c++ version.

I can get to the documentation I need, but it's very, very annoying that it searches for results in languages completely different from the one in which you're working.

[#] Fri Dec 12 2008 14:35:15 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So do you have to load in .net and all that other crap to write a good old fashion c++ program?

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