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Date:      Thu, 21 Jul 2011 05:05:34 -0700
From:      perryh@pluto.rain.com
To:        Ggatten@waddell.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 2020: Will BSD and Linux be relevant anymore?
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Gary Gatten <Ggatten@waddell.com> wrote:

> ... can a HAL be developed that runs on BSD that "emulates"
> Winblow$ such that any driver written for Winblow$ will "work"
> on *BSD?
> ...
> Something in the back of my head says there was / is something
> along this line already available or in the works, but I can't
> recall for sure.

I _think_ we may already have something along these lines for
NDIS (network) drivers, but I don't know how well it works.



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