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LinuxPR: The Linux Gnome Desktop for Windows

Dec 09, 2000, 00:09 (13 Talkback[s])

"Recompiling Linux source code under Microsoft Windows is not something that Microsoft would love to see, but we would, and we have."

"Almost 4 million lines of code from the Gnome desktop and supporting applications have been recompiled and now run under Microsoft Windows. The effort took one person, 1.5 weeks to complete, and required less than 100 lines of code to be changed."

"Source code incompatiabilities between Unix based systems and Windows leads to high cost of entry when developing for multiple operating systems. To address these source code issues, various porting toolkits have been suggested in the past. For Unix to Windows based systems, there was the NuTcracker or Interix. For Windows to Unix based systems, there was WinU."

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