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OrangeCrate: Interview: Jim Curtin, CEO of Win4Lin

Mar 12, 2005, 14:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chuck Talk)

"Chuck Talk: Win4Lin was (in its previous incarnations) a product that was based on Merge technology, a method of modifying the kernel to enable users to run a virtual Windows 9X environment on their Linux machines. Do you see the Merge technology moving forward, and will that still form the basis of the Win4Lin Terminal server applications?

"Jim Curtin: Because of the politics in the open source world, we have had a hard time getting our hooks into the kernel.org tree. This has created a lot of work for us in keeping up with kernels. The new architecture allows us to get away from kernel dependencies and patching altogether. Our direction over time will be to move the Win9x base to the new architecture. The decision will ultimately be based on Win9x demand going forward, as well as our ability to catch up the performance of the new architecture so that it is on parity with the speed of the patched-kernel architecture..."

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