QUOTE(IId3fi13rII @ Feb 26 2008, 05:23 AM)
Wow some of you people just dont understand..
The 360 has a very powerful processor indeed yet it is a power pc based CPU (The thing that carries out instructions and intreprets coding and actions of the user!!).
The Windows platform has always only been coded for the x86 and x64 architecture of intel and amd chips.
therefore, linux which has been ported to ppc can run on it but emulating windows takes a overhaul because all those instructions have to be re-written to work with the ppc platform.
Its like towing a F-350 with a 96' Escort..
Its not gonna work to well.
For those who still don't understand...
A CPU (Processor) contains 'instructions' (think of this as the language) for how the computer talks to the operating system (OS). A PPC set of instructions will vary greatly from an x86 based set, etc. Pretend for a moment that Windows is 'English' and MacOS is German. If your computer is using a 'German' instruction set, it can't very well interpret commands given to it in English, so it simply will be unable to execute (run).
Programs that were only available on a previous format sometimes get 'ported', which is esentially like 'translating' the program. These are also projects that are 'open source', which means that the code that was written is available to everyone, so another programmer can use it.
Windows is not an open source project, however. Were they to release the source code, then maybe you could cross fingers, but until then...