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.)."