Re: If Linux is to succeed

Marko Sepp (
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 13:30:21 +0200 (GFT Standard Time)

At 14:28 23.1.1997 -0500, you wrote:
>Sorry for the waste of bandwidth but the subject is
>the most important one facing Linux, and it has been
>mentioned on the list.
>Linux needs applications to succeed in business. No question
>about it. Not the pathetic Applix or buggy WordPerfect. Why is
>it that the Windows API has not been ported to Unix? Why not the
>Microsoft Foundation classes? Why not ActiveX/OLE/DCOM.

There's WINE in development stage currently, which is suposed to run Windows 3.1
and at some point Win95 apps. Some 90% of API calls get translated currently.