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osOpinion: Exit Stage Left, - Out the WINDOW Pursued by ANGRY PENGUIN?!

Sep 11, 2000, 06:06 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wesley Parish)

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"There is more than one open-source project cloning the Windows APIs. There is wine, there is twin and twine, microwindows, there is reactos, and openwindows. Not to forget WinX and PetrOS...."

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And this flattery fixes the Windows API, gives it some stability. Which Microsoft can't see, as yet. It even helps protect Microsoft's sizeable investment in Windows from an adverse judgement in the US Supreme Court...."

"Linux was written for one chip, the i80386, and that chip only. I'm sure Linus Torvalds will be only too happy to confirm that detail. Certainly SLS 0.99nnn never contained any mention that Linux would soon be ported all over the show! Now Linux is being ported to every chip on the market, if my information serves me correctly. Fine, now Linux appears to be carrying the rest of the open source movement along with it. How long will the Windows APIs be restricted to one chip, and one chip only? Now that they are being slowly but surely liberated from Microsoft's exclusive control?"

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