Project "Muncher" the next step in wine
thp at hill.cs.ucr.edu
Thu Feb 8 05:26:37 CST 2001
Josh Walker <halkun at earth.execpc.com> wrote:
: Ok, It's a lame name but it was the best I could come up with after
: spinning around in a desk chair for a few minutes. Here is the general
: idea behind it.
: Once, in an interview, Steve Balmber, the CEO of Microsoft threw some
: standard MS FUD out about Linux being a poor choice becaue each distro
: tends to "mutate" linux and has no solid direction
: I thought "Wouldn't it be cool to "mutate" linux into windows? Create
: a linux distro that looks, smells, feels, sounds, and tastes like Windows.
: And maybe, even run DOS and Windows apps too! Last night I wrote up some
: A good objective goal is this is to try and create a windows clone. You
: can probably flame me and say It's a stupid Idea. I want you too. Tear it
: apart and find flaws create a hypotheticel (sp) buglist. Here's what I
: The folling document is a layout of the Muncher project. A project
: to create a very very special distro of linux that is looks, smells fells,
: and works just like windows. The orginal gloal will be to get it running,
: (or appear to be running) enough native windows apps to win over inveters
: and programmers to assist.
You would also want Win2000/NT file compatibility. Last I heard the
ntfs file system was still readonly. Has that situation improved?
It would also be nice to be able to run Win2000/NT device drivers
under Linux --- a very difficult project.
In addition to Gnome-based emulation of the desktop, one might consider
a KDE-based implementation.
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