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Microsoft buys some Linux Technology
Microsoft buy Softway Systems
September 20, 1999
On Friday, Microsoft told the world that it had bought out the small
software company, Softway Systems. But what it didn't mention is
one of Softway Systems hottest products.
According to a report in The
Softway's Interix products use a POSIX-compliant subsystem on NT in order to allow Unix apps to run on NT. But back in June Softway CEO Doug Miller suggested something else: effectively, Linux for
He outlined a product under development which would be a Linux-friendly release of Interix which would include "most of what you would find on a popular commercial Linux distribution (e.g. rpm, Gimp, Apache, Sendmail etc. etc.)."