Tonight Live: Microsoft Commits Corporate Murder and Codeweaving WINE
May 14, 2002, 22:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gerhardt)
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2002
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff
Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ
Pavlicek; have another strange and wonderful show lined up tonight
on The Linux Show!!
In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering
the hot news that effects the Linux and open Source communities
over the last few weeks. In particular we will discuss the Real
Names saga (can we say we told them so), and how Microsoft once
again let a company develop a market for them, then knifed them to
death. Tonight we coin a new term for Microsoft's predatory
behavior, "Corparicide". Check out http://www.teare.com/ for comments and
details from former Real Names CEO Keith Teare. Keith will be
joining us for the news segment(probably a bit extended tonight).
People keep on saying we are spending too much time talking about
Microsoft, but hey folks, look at what they are doing. DOJ
In Segment Two - Codeweavers We are joined
tonight by Jeremy White CEO and founder of
Codeweavers, Inc. Codeweavers provides products
and services that help users make the transition from the Windows
OS to the Linux OS by making it possible to use Windows software on
Linux. They are a primary proponent of Wine. Their business model
is to help customers leverage Windows technology on Linux via
Codeweavers expertise in Wine.
What is WINE?
Well, if you have been living with your head in a hole, wine is an
implementation of the Windows Win32 and Win16 APIs on top of X and
Unix. Wine is not an emulator. Think of Wine as a Windows
compatibility layer. Wine provides both a development toolkit
(Winelib) for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader,
allowing many unmodified Windows 3.x/95/98/ME/NT/W2K/XP binaries to
run under Intel Unixes.
Codeweavers did not "invent" Wine The Wine
project started in 1993 as a way to support running Windows 3.1
programs on Linux. Bob Amstadt was the original coordinator, but
turned it over fairly early on to Alexandre Julliard, who has run
it ever since.
Jer graduated from Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota with
a BA in Physics. Jeremy first worked with Slackware Linux in the
early 1990's, and quickly became enamoured of the Free Software
movement. Jeremy took that interest in open source and Founded
CodeWeavers, Inc. One day, while looking for an Atari 2600
emulator, Jeremy stumbled across the Wine project, and was
captivated by both the challenge and promise of Wine. This
eventually led to the reorganization of CodeWeavers around the Wine
project, and the rest as they say is history. Jeremy is active in a
number of Linux community groups, but spends the bulk of his free
time playing with his two children.
Please join us on the show, and check our IRC
Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et. NOTE: we
are now on Daylight Saving Time in the US.
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