Subject: Re: The Beginning of The End
To: alanp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 11/07/1997 14:06:50
> > any chance to see this ported to NetBSD:
> > http://www.microsoft.com/ie/ie40/download/unix.htm
> Right now, it ONLY runs on Solaris 2.5.1/SPARC. Don't know what they have
> planned for the future.
This is largely a marketing hack*, so I don't anticipate them being in a
great hurry to port it to platforms where Windows is a plausible (to them)
alternative... Also, as I recall they use a windows-api-emulation environment
that some company brewed up for Solaris and one or two other operating systems,
thus further minimizing the chances for making it a widespread UNIX option.
[*] "It runs (well, staggers) on UNIX (well, _a_ UNIX), so it's a fully open
standard, just like Netscape. Here, have an ActiveX control."