Re: Is this going to be true ?

From: Larry McVoy (
Date: Tue Dec 10 2002 - 20:04:47 EST

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 04:55:07PM -0800, David Schwartz wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 19:33:58 -0500, Michael Melanson wrote:
> >Didn't they support an "Unix subsystem" on older versions of NT, to emulate
> >console Unix apps? I seem to remember something about a that a while ago.
> Many versions of Windows have an almost completely useless POSIX subsystem.
> It supplies everything POSIX demands and not a drop more, including
> essentially no way to interact with the other subsystems. I believe Microsoft
> implemented it simply to be able to put a checkbox next to 'POSIX compliant'.

And they don't get many deals with it. The government was smart enough to
say "if you claim POSIX compliance you have to use those interfaces" for
certain deals and Microsoft backed out.

Larry McVoy            	 lm at  
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