On Thu, Jan 06, 2000 at 03:15:56PM +0000, Dave Burke wrote:
> So does this mean that M$ would be bringing out what is essentially fbsd
> products? (ok so IE for HP-UX already exists, but you know what I mean!),
I've got IE5 on my Ultra5 workstation - It's out for Sparc Solaris, but not
for X86 Solaris. Sun seemed to be able to port Solaris to X86, changing 5% of
the code - I've got the feeling that a OS is more hardware dependant than a
web browser. So, it's more than likely trivial for Microsoft to release IE5
for X86. Do you think they would? God no, it would threaten (yeh right, the
browser is good, but not that good ;) ) Windows on Intel platform. If they're
not willing to bother porting IE5 to X86 Solaris (It's gotta be a days work or
so), they're even more unlikely to port to FreeBSD/Linux.
Some people do say that it's a matter of time until Office comes out for Linux
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