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    Would love to learn about Emulators and Virtual Machines


    I need a foundation of how these two things are implemented. Hypervisor is one thing I could study that I know of. I can't understand the abstraction of using software to imitate hardware. Any help or search Idea's would be greatly appreciated! I need to know the path of the data to understand what is going on.


    Thanks in advance!

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    What are you actually asking here?
    I mean, are you asking how it works?
    Or are you wondering why it would be used?
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    Thanks for the Reply!

    I need to know the anatomy of a Emulator and possibly a Virtual M. so I know what is involved.
    Most of the definitions of them state that they create a simulated hardware which they physically can't because your host O.S in not gong to execute foreign code on it. This definition is a really bad analogy and is completely misleading. The analogy is that I approach a incompatible host and insert a guest application(disk) and the host configures it's self to execute the guest application raw which it Obviously won't. It is a hardware only analogy which is totally inaccurate.

    It would be useful if I knew that path and steps that the guest code went through to reach the hardware.

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    For something that detailed, I'd suggest contacting the development teams for those programs.

    Maybe get in touch with either the Wine or VirtualBox dev teams, see what you can learn.
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