November 3, 2000

Microsoft break-in's effect on Linux

Author: JT Smith

A column (say that three times fast) offers a conspiracy theory on the Microsoft code cracking case: "The larger ramifications to this story is, in particular, its
possible effect on the WINE project. WINE is an
alternative implementation of the Windows programming
interface which allows you to run some Windows software under Linux. I have
reviewed it before and, while it's not perfect, it's pretty darn good. Around the
time this hack was announced, it was also announced that WINE had got
Word 2000 and Excel 2000 to run under it. Probably coincidence, but people
who love conspiracies find the timing quite intriguing."


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