"Several months ago, Softway announced its intention to bring
Linux compatibility to Windows NT. This led some to speculate that
Microsoft bought Softway in order to deliver Linux for Windows, as
a way to derail the increasing popularity of Linux..."
"Seriously, though, I would love to see Windows NT run Linux
binaries. Such a feature could prove very useful in certain
situations. But it would be a strategic blunder of epic
proportions for Microsoft to promote Windows NT as a
Linux-compatible alternative to Linux."
"It is much more likely that Microsoft is interested in putting
the folks from Softway Systems to work on 64-bit Windows NT. Rumor
has it that Softway has been lending a hand in this project for
quite a while. The story is that Microsoft was making such poor
progress with 64-bit NT that it turned to experts with experience
on 64-bit Unix systems to sort out Microsoft's problems with moving
the NT kernel to a 64-bit model."
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