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SubjectRe: linux on nt.
"B. James Phillippe" <bryan@Terran.ORG> writes:

> On Wed, 19 Feb 1997, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > i came across a press release that a company (Softway) will be developing a
> > > unix process for windows nt.
> >
> > Someone did this quite a while ago. In theory you could host Linux on top
> > of NT. Beats me why you'd want to slow Linux down so much however. I've also
> > no idea how you would persuade our dear friend Bill to give you enough API
> > info to do it
> Anyone consider the feasability of running NT as a Linux process?
> Assuming this wasn't sick and insane and there was adequate documentation,
> would there be a (unavoidable) technical limitation?

NT would effectively have to be ported to linux (as linux was ported
to mach in the mklinux project), which might be feasible if you have
the source code. i hear MS will be releasing NT sources under the GPL
next month.


steve farrell

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