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Windows XP In a Browser 217

An anonymous reader writes "JPC — the pure java PC emulator — has now been upgraded to JPC2, and can run WindowsXP inside the Java Applet sandbox."
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Windows XP In a Browser

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  • by jawtheshark ( 198669 ) * <slashdot.jawtheshark@com> on Thursday July 21, 2011 @02:05PM (#36836692) Homepage Journal

    That's /really/ old DOS games (Think Alley Cat []), and DoxBox handles those situation just fine. The later Win9x games (not runninig under DOS or the DOS4GW extender) were already correctly time. Well, I haven't ever encountered one that wasn't.

  • by Pentium100 ( 1240090 ) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @02:22PM (#36836894)

    New does not mean better. New especially does not mean that the old device/version ceases to work.
    My car is 29 years old, I record TV shows on a 15 year old VCR, I also have 40+ year old audio devices (a tape recorder and a radio). They all work quite well despite the fact that there are newer versions of these devices out.

    Same thing with an OS. why should I spend money on new hardware and software when my current PC is good enough? Just because the new software is "new"? No.

  • by pavon ( 30274 ) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @02:38PM (#36837066)

    To add to the above posters, the only instance in which Microsoft might choose to not authenticate your computer when this occurred would be if you had OEM Windows XP license, because you are not allowed to install that on any other computer than the one you bought it on. In practice they were pretty lenient, but the strict terms of the XP license did cause me to avoid it in favor of Win2k.

  • by MikeUW ( 999162 ) on Thursday July 21, 2011 @05:47PM (#36839420)

    If this requires a Java applet to run, then isn't the virtual PC essentially running in the Java runtime environment? Yeah, suppose you can do some stuff to make the browser interact with the VM and vice versa...but I don't think this really demonstrates anything special, other than demonstrating the ability to virtualize a WinXP machine in Java.

    Of course, I haven't read the article...

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