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InfoWorld: Microsoft to boost Windows, Unix integration

Apr 18, 2000, 01:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Ribeiro)

"Bowing to the requirements of users who run systems with multiple operating environments, Microsoft is at work merging its Interix product line into the next version of its Windows Services for Unix (SFU)."

"SFU addresses the interoperability of Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system in Unix-based network environments, while the Interix products, consisting of a suite of utilities and developer tools for Unix, allow developers to port Unix-based scripts and applications to the Windows platform...."

"Businesses still use in-house developed applications and utilities, and they need a platform like Interix to migrate these applications if they decide to transition from Unix to Windows, or even if they have a mix of Windows and Unix systems, according to Microsoft's Koppolu. With the integration of Interix into SFU, Microsoft will offer a combined Unix-Windows migration and interoperability application."

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