On Mon, 17 Nov 1997 17:17:59 -0800, Ted Budzichowski
>I would like to begin developing a new add-on for Linux that features a
>GUI. My goals are to create an add-on OS that is backwards compatible
>with windows, Win95, DOS, and X.
>If anyone is interested, has comment, questions, or other input on the
>matter Please write to me.
Here are a few projects seeking to provide this sort of thing: (Ptah!
on HTML haters. I am not going to reformat text grabbed from web
pages just for the sake of removing a couple of tags...)
<dd>The WINdows Emulator is an increasingly capable system that seeks
to provide a scheme to allow one to run MS-Windows applications on
x86-based UNIX systems.
<dt><a href="http://www.sid-dis.com/freewin95">WOS - "Free Replacement
for Windows 95"</a>
<dd>I rather doubt that this one will work out; there's too much of
Windows95 that involves Non Disclosure Agreements and the likes, and
it's a hopelessly fast moving target...
There are others including Willows, BOCHS, as well as attempts to
build new GUIed environments such as Berlin, Display GhostScript,
OpenStep, GGI, that are all attempts to create something new that's
*better* than DOS/Windows/X. (I'm dubious of the likelihood of some
of them actually *accomplishing* that goal; the fact that they intend
Have you contributed Your Fair Share to Linux? For ideas, see: