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    Phoronix: Windows x64 Binaries Can Now Run On POWER9 Under Linux With Hangover

    Windows x86 binaries can now run on POWER9 hardware under Linux with Wine thanks to Hangover...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ndows-Binaries

  • #2
    dxvk...in the future?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CochainComplex View Post
      dxvk...in the future?
      POWER9 Gaming on Talos II over Gentoo 0_o

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      • #4
        I bet the whole 6 people this applies to are jumping for joy right now.

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        • #5
          how does this work? why is wine needed?

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          • #6
            What's the advantage compared to regular wine + qemu-user?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by loganj View Post
              how does this work? why is wine needed?
              It converts x86 instructions to POWER9 instructions. WINE is needed to translate windows syscalls to Linux ones.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
                I bet the whole 6 people this applies to are jumping for joy right now.
                I have 2 separate POWER9 systems, and I can't understand the utility of this for the life of me.

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                • #9
                  As a technical challenge, this is pretty cool.

                  As a effective means of getting Windows games onto POWER Linux, why?

                  As a way to expand the WINE universe, are there enough players in this space?

                  Honestly, I would be more interested in seeing MSFT recompile their PPC64LE kernel and see how well their WOW works.

                  They did it for ARM, they did it for Qualcomm. Why not for POWER?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
                    They did it for ARM, they did it for Qualcomm. Why not for POWER?
                    Windows isn't built by enthusiasts looking for a challenge, if it doesn't make money then it doesn't matter.

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