Re: Microsoft Unix programming

Subject: Re: Microsoft Unix programming
From: Kent Dannehl <kdannehl -at- STARFISHSOFTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 10:16:00 -0800

Microsoft made Word for Unix for years, stopped when they
began to develop NT.

Most UNIX systems now support either DOS emulators which run
windows or use products like WABI (Windows Application Binary
Interface) that translate DOS system calls into UNIX system
calls. Thus, if your UNIX system is less than 3 years old you
can (if you want) run Most Microsoft applications.

Lastly, Microsoft owns about 14% of SCO (The Santa Cruz Operation)
the largest supplier of UNIX for Intel based machines in the


From: John Ahlstrom[SMTP:jahlstro -at- CISCO -dot- COM]
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 1996 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: Microsoft Unix programming

Stephen Victor wrote:

> I agree that UNIX shops tend to use Frame, primarily because it's one
> the very few UNIX DTPs out there. I'm not really horrified at the
> thought of using Word; I'm more horrified at the thought of Microsoft
> trying to do UNIX programming. :)

Fear not. Last I heard, Bill said he wouldn't
write Unix products till Unix sold 1000000 million
machines a year.

John Ahlstrom jahlstrom -at- cisco -dot- com
408-526-6025 Using Java to Decrease Entropy

Any neural system sufficiently complex to generate the axioms of
arithmetic is too complex to be understood by itself.
Kaekel's Conjecture

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