Subject: Re: The Beginning of The Beginning
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/07/1997 19:35:00
Scott Reynolds wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Nov 1997, Marc Baudoin wrote:
> > Hubert Feyrer <> _crit :
> > > 
> > > any chance to see this ported to NetBSD:
> > >
> > 
> > I'd rather not even test it.  Some friends tried it on a Solaris
> > box and it creates a huge .microsoft directory in the user's home
> > directory, with fonts inside and it takes a large amount of RAM
> > to run.
> One individual I'm acquainted with told about his sysadmin going ballistic
> yesterday because the iexplore process was consuming 40MB of RAM.  Thanks,
> but I'll pass...

Understand it - it's _so_ painful for it to run in pure Unix, so
it must create that powerful windows environment for it, because Unix
environment is plainly too weak ;-)

They got the approach I see like the easiest - create virtual
Windows, make wrapper for Win32api calls and voila - here is "MSIE
for Unix".  Never mind it's huge and actually unusable - it's good
enough to picture MSIE as multi-platform browser and to picture
(with proper marketing) MS as firm writing cross-platform applications.

I was suprised about one thing in MSIE's readme - they have said
VBscript doesn't _quite_ work. I'm curious what does that word
("quite") mean in this contex.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
It is better never to have been born.  But who among us has such luck?
One in a million, perhaps.