Re: Microsoft Unix programming

Subject: Re: Microsoft Unix programming
From: Bill Bledsoe <bill -at- ENVISION -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 12:26:47 -0600

Kent Dannehl wrote:

> 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
> world.


Kent, All,

Besides the WABI option, you can get a much smoother result running
Insignia's NTrigue, which allows you to run the any WIN32 compliant
application on a Solaris, HPUX or SCO system. It is a LOT faster than
WABI, little more expensive though...

Bill Bledsoe
Technical Communicator
St. Louis, MO
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