Just saw on the biz wire that a company http://www.interix.com has
developed a 64 bit application that runs a a unix/linux emulator within
the MSoft Win2000 (NT5.0) platform environment. They want alot of
Linux apps ported to their API interface so that Unix runs within Windows.
Seems kind of ironic since Linux is trying to run Windows apps in Unix;
but we don't have the source code to their stuff, but they have ours.
Hmmm! seems like there isn't any competition again. Msoft is supporting them
They have a limited list of things they want ported such as gcc (all compilers and assemblers) and emacs and Tex to name a few. You have 2.5 months to do it
by -- they end of January 1999. Anything else is nice but they won't pay for.
Those they'd like you to port will only pay a maximum of $1000 to a cheap
payment of $500. They didn't mention [conveniently] that they would like the
linux kernel or Sunos x86 kernel etc to run within the interix Win2000.
The reason it was supposed to be done by the end of January 1999 (now past)
is due to todays press release about this product.
Hmmm! if you can't get the Unix software vendors to port their stuf from Unix
to Window Nt, then make the Unix apps run within NT! In this way you can
say that your OS is a engineering workstation.