We've had Windows X11 on Unix since 1987karrika wrote:The funny thing is that M$ had a Windows NT running on Digital Alpha architecture long ago.
and the Pi has been running X11 since it was first shipped. What is all this fuss about Windows 10? Is it something to do with how trademark laws work in certain countries?Wikipedia wrote:Smokey Wallace of DEC WSL and Jim Gettys proposed that DEC WSL build X11 and make it freely available under the same terms as X9 and X10. This process started in May 1986, with the protocol finalized in August. Alpha testing of the software started in February 1987, beta-testing in May; the release of X11 finally occurred on 15 September 1987.
Creating efficient closed-source emulators for x86 instructions on ARM is made easy because the tiny code generator used in QEMU which does the just in time translation of x86 to ARM is BSD licensed. It would be interesting to know how much (if any) code from TCG Microsoft used and how the speeds compare.