Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Hurt, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. And when running Linux on SPARC, you could execute SunOS
    binaries, so in theory one could have run IE and OE under

    When I tried IE and OE on SunOS, theywere stunningly slow. The
    programs took 5-10 minutes to start up. IIRC, it had something
    to do with inventorying all the available X11 fonts. After
    that, it got better but was still pretty bad. It was usable for
    the extremely patient. After about an hour the "gee-whiz"
    factor wore off and I went back to Netscape and mutt.

    I believe the programs ran on top of some sort of Wine-like
    compatibility library that was written by a small company MS
    had bought and then smothered in it's sleep. I always wondered
    was if there was an IA32 emulation layer involved as well (I
    don't think so, but it would have explained the awful execution
    Grant Edwards, Apr 23, 2005
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  2. Hmmm! Hadn't thought of that one. I looked for a Solaris/X86 version
    (that would probably run on Linux/X86) but there were several postings
    saying such a beast didn't exist, so I left it out of my earlier
    posting. But your point is better, if you don't mind that I would like
    to make it running Linux on PA-RISC, or even IA64! :)
    Frank Slootweg, Apr 23, 2005
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  3. I am at a loss as to how linux installer remove IE unless replaces
    windows partitions with linux count. Please explain further.
    Carlos Rivera, Apr 24, 2005
  4. I prefer to call microsoft software monopoly software. People are
    stupid for using it. It will just cost them more in the long run. Not
    to mention that they are still having critical security fixes for win2k,
    which is 5 years old.
    Carlos Rivera, Apr 24, 2005
  5. PKB; your response has the same news groups as his does, and does not
    include a FUP to the groups that you consider appropriate. Of course,
    your reference to AI is lame, since none of alt.conspiracy,
    comp.os.linux.misc,, alt.comp.freeware or is an AI news group. Of the five news groups in
    Newsgroups, three seem to be relevant, two, alt.conspiracy and
    comp.os.linux.misc to be irrelevant and none to relate to AI. FUP set

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