"Windows Everywhere" foresaw Wine back in 1993?

Willie Sippel willie at zeitgeistmedia.net
Fri Feb 10 20:20:05 CST 2006

Am Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2006 20:33 schrieb Dan Kegel:
> So evidently Microsoft was pushing the "Windows Everywhere"
> vision using partners like Bristol and Mainsoft, who licensed
> Windows source code.
> (Fun facts: MS used Mainsoft to port IE 4 to Solaris:
> http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/1998/feb98/unixpr.mspx
> This evidently let them get a big government contract.
> The MS IE for Unix homepage still exists,
> http://www.microsoft.com/unix/ie/
> A nice history of the port is here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_for_UNIX )

Mainsoft (the company that also, by mistake, leaked the Windows sources) still 
offers and supports IE, part of Mainwin, for UNIX and Linux. In fact, 
Softimage XSI for Linux, which uses Mainwin, comes with IE 5.0 or 5.5 (Linux 
native). XSI for IRIX also came with IE.

Willie Sippel

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