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Network World: Microsoft to boost NT/Unix interoperability

Sep 20, 1999, 15:31 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clare Haney)

"Microsoft last week announced it has scooped up Windows NT/Unix interoperability company Softway Systems. The move advances Microsoft's recent efforts to improve interoperability between NT and Unix..."

"Privately-held Softway makes the Interix range of emulation software that enables developers to port Unix-based scripts and applications so that they can run natively on NT. Unlike other Windows emulation software, portable operating system interface for Unix (Posix)-based Interix is able to tap directly into NT's kernel. Interix also supports the open-source Unix-like Linux operating system. The Posix standard defines the language interface between applications and the Unix operating system..."

"Microsoft has gradually accelerated its NT/Unix interoperability efforts to woo more enterprise-level customers by easing the migration path from Unix to NT."

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