Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 03:07 UTC, submitted by carbon-12
Windows After roughly 12 years of work, the Wine Project is about to take its widely used Windows translation layer to a place it has not been in all that time: beta. Wine Project leader Alexandre Julliard, who has worked on the software nearly since its beginning in 1993 and maintained it since 1994, said in an interview yesterday that the beta release is "a matter of days away." He has since updated that forecast and said it would be released on Tuesday, October 25th.
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by on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 10:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: GO WINE!"

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"Uh, huh. Would that happen to be the Microsoft that almost missed the Internet? Or the Micro-soft that would still be doing stop lights if it wasn't for IBM? News for you. There were home computers before there was a Microsoft."

Totally agree with you there. The reality is that Microsoft have done nothing more than copying (or in most cases buying) other people's ideas and bundling them into their monopoly, and delivering them through back door deals with hardware vendors so people had little choice to experience the true innovation which is their competitors.

Anyway, WINE is an awesome achievement, however I can't help but to think that once Vista is out, it's all back to square one.

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