Saturday, December 01, 2007

Windows apps on a Mac (sans Windows)

Here's another potential Microsoft killer (I hope this is making them shake in their Redmond boots in the same way they gasp at OS X, the iPod, and iPhone):

Uncovered: Evidence that Mac OS X could run Windows apps soon

Leopard apparently contains an undocumented loader for Portable Executables, a type of file used in 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. More poking around revealed that Leopard's own loader tries to find Windows DLL files when attempting to load a Windows binary.

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