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8. Emulation Layers: Wine and Linuxulator

Manish Jain1 
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

One of the things you must admire about Unix ever since GNU steered into its vanguard is that it tries hard to be complete and inter-operable. Unix as the operating system is always the hub. But there are important spokes that connect it in a variety of ways to the user. Users of Cygwin/Babun would recognize how important those tools are for Windows users in need of a programmable environment which is so sorely missing in Microsoft platforms.

But the Unix effort does not stop at providing Unix emulation to Windows. It works the other way too: emulating Windows under Unix. And ...

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