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Tonight Live: Microsoft Commits Corporate Murder and Codeweaving WINE

May 14, 2002, 22:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gerhardt)

[ Thanks to Jeff for this link. ]

Tuesday, May 14th, 2002
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another strange and wonderful show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot news that effects the Linux and open Source communities over the last few weeks. In particular we will discuss the Real Names saga (can we say we told them so), and how Microsoft once again let a company develop a market for them, then knifed them to death. Tonight we coin a new term for Microsoft's predatory behavior, "Corparicide". Check out http://www.teare.com/ for comments and details from former Real Names CEO Keith Teare. Keith will be joining us for the news segment(probably a bit extended tonight). People keep on saying we are spending too much time talking about Microsoft, but hey folks, look at what they are doing. DOJ WAKE UP!!!!!

In Segment Two - Codeweavers We are joined tonight by Jeremy White CEO and founder of Codeweavers, Inc. Codeweavers provides products and services that help users make the transition from the Windows OS to the Linux OS by making it possible to use Windows software on Linux. They are a primary proponent of Wine. Their business model is to help customers leverage Windows technology on Linux via Codeweavers expertise in Wine.

What is WINE?
Well, if you have been living with your head in a hole, wine is an implementation of the Windows Win32 and Win16 APIs on top of X and Unix. Wine is not an emulator. Think of Wine as a Windows compatibility layer. Wine provides both a development toolkit (Winelib) for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows 3.x/95/98/ME/NT/W2K/XP binaries to run under Intel Unixes.

Codeweavers did not "invent" Wine The Wine project started in 1993 as a way to support running Windows 3.1 programs on Linux. Bob Amstadt was the original coordinator, but turned it over fairly early on to Alexandre Julliard, who has run it ever since.

About Jer-
Jer graduated from Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota with a BA in Physics. Jeremy first worked with Slackware Linux in the early 1990's, and quickly became enamoured of the Free Software movement. Jeremy took that interest in open source and Founded CodeWeavers, Inc. One day, while looking for an Atari 2600 emulator, Jeremy stumbled across the Wine project, and was captivated by both the challenge and promise of Wine. This eventually led to the reorganization of CodeWeavers around the Wine project, and the rest as they say is history. Jeremy is active in a number of Linux community groups, but spends the bulk of his free time playing with his two children.

Please join us on the show, and check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).
Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et. NOTE: we are now on Daylight Saving Time in the US.
Catch the Linux show at www.thelinuxshow.com

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