WoW 64! : Wine gets more flexible
For those that don’t know what the original term Wow64, I’d introduce them to the term “SysWoW64”, a Windows NT technology, included in the x86_64 versions of Windows, which provides a multilib system so that we can run 32bit applications within a 64bit Windows NT environment (16 bit are deprecated).
As far as I’ve read here ,
” – Support for 32-bit prefixes with a 64-bit Wine.”
that means, we may be able to run 32bit applications, using 64bit Wine, on 64bit systems.
That could benefit a lot, since the world productions systems are moving towards 64bit operating system (Microsoft, for example, has already started,
by not producing a 32bit Windows Server 2008 R2 compilation. So, more 64bit apps, so there is a need for “native” execution of 64bit Windows apps on Linux, as well
as a layer for legacy 32bit apps.
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