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Emulating x86: Microsoft builds granny flat into Windows 10

Ilsa Loving

Re: Baby... Bathwater?

Actually they did try that. I don't know about now, but at the time, the CLR was so significantly slower than running native instructions that they ended up having to abandon the entire concept and rewrite from scratch. Could you imagine trying to emulate physical hardware on not just a foreign architecture, but another virtual machine? It would be downright painful.

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