The IE dev team at MSFT is blogging in response to questions raised after the announcement of IE7. This is a great thing.
Winik : Windows & *nix synergy : HomePage
“Winik is a cygwin distro that users can install in Windows like other applications program. Winik is unix like and users can select program from Start button and menus.
Users can select other wm such as KDE, Gnome, Icewm, Wmaker, Xfce etc. Winik give a taste of *nix to windows users. Winik are based on x/cygwin. Users can install Winik modules just likes other Windows application.”
More in the world of emulation:) It is worth poking around with stuff like this to get an idea of what there is outside of Windows.
“ARAnyM is an acronym: Atari Running on Any Machine. It is a virtual machine software for running the Atari ST/TT/Falcon operating systems (TOS, FreeMiNT, MagiC and others) and TOS/GEM applications on any kind of hardware – be it an IBM clone (read it as “PC” :-), an Apple, an Unix server, a graphics workstation or even a portable computer.”
What can I say, I’m a sucker for emulators.
This MSFT offering has not set the world on fire. Maybe “speech recognition for the masses” isn’t a very catchy slogan.
CALI saw a bunch of this come through late this morning and early this afternoon. Seems like a lot of it is around.
Includes a set of classes for dealing with tables that would be handy for laying out lots of data, like CALI has.
After reading this one wonders why we spend good money for commercial back-up solutions, especially in a Linux environment.