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Re: ia32el package for Debian?

On Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 06:23:57PM -0800, Richard Harke wrote:
> On Thursday 27 January 2005 11:16, David Mosberger wrote:
> > The IA-32 Execution Layer (IA-32 EL) is available for download from
> > Intel:
> >
> >   http://www.intel.com/software/products/opensource/opsys/IA32-EL/
> >
> What is the significance of this software? That is, just what does it do?
> I recall that I installed the x86 binaries of Openoffice.org some time
> ago and they worked fine.

At some point in the future, Intel are going to drop the hardware x86
emulation and this will be required in order to run x86 binaries.

Or just use qemu.

"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon 
the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those
conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse
to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince 
himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep 
he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." -- Mark Twain

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