Consolidating Servers Under Linux
Subject:   Win4Lin can actually give >100% emulation efficiency
Date:   2001-08-23 00:00:05
From:   leonbrooks
I've played with a Win4Lin installation that has Windows 95/98 apps running *faster* in Win4Lin than natively. Also, running multiple instances of a Windows program seems to use less memory than doing so natively. Win4Lin will only allow you to run x86 Win9[58] programs on an X86 Linux box, but it does this one thing really, really well. It's possible to set thin clients up so that there is no obvious sign (other than a 2-second ``reboot'' and less crashes to start with) that they aren't running Windows, or so that Windows apps are just another Linux desktop icon.