Was: Desktop Hosting; New Kernel Now: What I want linux to do
dallen at codermotor.com
Thu Nov 3 09:45:08 PST 2005
> On Wednesday 02 November 2005 06:43 pm, Todd Walton wrote:
>>On 11/1/05, Richard Reynolds <richard.reynolds at usa.net> wrote:
>>>if you want the rest you do. the only real solution ive seen is to use
>>>wine or vmware, neither are getting away from M$ though maybe I missed
>>I think what you're missing is that YOU DON'T HAVE TO OWN WINDOWS TO
>>RUN WINDOWS-ONLY SOFTWARE. No, really. You really don't. I'm
>>serious. Wine is one option. Crossover is another. For both of
>>those, you don't need to own a copy of Windows to legally run
>>Windows-only software. Wine is *not* Windows, which I think is
>>obvious, and Wine does not require you to have Windows, which you
>>don't seem to see. Wine is software. Free software at that. It's
>>been written completely from scratch, as in there is no Windows
>>involved in it. Same for Crossover.
> Don't wine and crossover both use a lot of of windows dlls?
> At least wine used to. Does anyone really know?
> I think you can use many dlls without licensing Windows, but
> don't quote me. Does anyone really know?
Even is you needed some of Windows' DLL's, so what? Licensing is not an
issue because if you *need* a Windows-only application, you already have
Windows. That's a presumption based on my observation in the real world:
People who feel they must use an OS-native application already have the OS.
And if you have the OS on the original media, you have a license to use
any or part of it.
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