Re: If Linux is to succeed

Peter T. Breuer (
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 13:03:35 +0000 (WET)

"A month of sundays ago Marko Sepp wrote:"
> >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.

Well - I for one cannot stand the windows 3.1/95 interface and would
throw out the window any operating system that attempted to force me to
use it! I like X (with your flavour of wm). That aside ...

> 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.

Unfortunately, 90% of windows applications use some of the 10% of calls
that are not covered. What is the problem with these? Wine has been at
the slightly better than useless stage for a long while because of this
and hasn't moved.

> Marko

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