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NetworkWorldFusion: Linux Start-up Develops David to Take on Windows Goliath

Aug 05, 2004, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)

[ Thanks to Arthur Tyde for this link. ]

"A secretive Manila start-up is developing software that, it claims, will allow virtually any Windows application to run on the Linux operating system. While fuzzy on details, the company, called SpecOps Labs, says that it has developed a novel approach to the problem, one that uses both existing open-source software as well as proprietary code the company has written itself.

"SpecOps' software has been under development since 2002, when an engineer working on an Internet dial-up program for company founder Fred Lewis' previous venture, a Philippines telecommunications company, developed a novel way for running Windows applications on Linux..."

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