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E-Commerce Times: Mainsoft Brings Windows To Linux

Oct 21, 1999, 17:48 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

"Business software solutions provider Mainsoft Corp. is moving its MainWin product, a Windows platform developed for UNIX, to the realm of the Linux open-source operating system (OS). ...expected to be offered in a commercial version toward the end of the first quarter of 2000, will allow users to re-host Windows NT applications on Linux."

"MainWin's ability to leverage a single source code across several platforms, along with the intrinsic customization of Linux itself will serve to push the open-source solution further into the corporate market, according to Mainsoft. As a potential incentive for businesses -- including e-commerce operations -- to choose MainWin for Linux, the company also cites figures indicating that some 100,000 applications currently run on the Windows NT platform.

'Solutions making it possible to re-host this software without requiring extensive retraining of developers or expensive and time consuming rewrites is an important step toward considering Linux as a mainstream commercial operating environment,' stated Dan Kusnetzky, program director for the International Data Corp. (IDC) operating environments and serverware services group."

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