mattyk
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VMware ON AIX 5L.x

If AIX 5 runs linux applications can it run linux vmware player/workstation?

(Pls note I'm not looking to run AIX on Linux!)

Thanks,

Matt.

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RDPetruska
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No, VMware only virtualizes x86 (and x86-64) CPUs. AIX is a RISC chip, and is not compatible.

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KYordy
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I had recently heard of somebody testing one of the "Windows on Linux" emulators on a RISC box. If that worked, it might be fun to see if Player would run on it.

Just a "semi-random" thought...

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RDPetruska
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Wow... software to virtualize an emulated CPU... kinda makes your head spin, no?

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KYordy
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Pretty cools stuff... I bet you take some performance hits, of course...

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