Originally Posted by KG363
How's battery life for Ubuntu 11.10 vs Win7? I was thinking of putting it on my laptop
Linux had regressions in battery life and power consumption, Windows is a bit better in that regard but it's not much difference for most
Originally Posted by S.M.
Don't argue with him. He keeps confusing emulation with "emulator".
Emulation is pretending to be something else, all Wine does is provide the libraries for applications to run normally. It doesn't pretend at all. See the difference here
, a VM is emulating another system (Which happens to be the same architecture as the base system and usually has a different OS.)
An emulator is emulating another system, usually of a different architecture (Eg. Motorola 68k, MOS 6502, MIPs, ARM, etc) and Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120%, etc emulate disc drives. Providing a copied, but different proprietary API from another OS is not emulation. It's not emulating another system at all.