Re: OS/2's Death Rattle?

I Find Karma (
Wed, 14 Aug 96 23:27:11 PDT

> Merlin is slated for release soon, as a competitor to NT4.0. There may
> be a battle about the better-underlying-OS-technology, but it's moot
> at the layer that counts: APIs, application support, and ubiquitous GUI.

On the other hand, if you believe in client-utility, then you can
choose whatever OS you most like. Rohit, OTOH, does not believe
in client-utility. Hence he knows for whom the bell tolls.

I had a curious thought today. WINE (the linux windows emulator) is
free, available, open, and closing in on Win32's API, right? Would it
be possible for them to overtake the API and then start making additions
of their own? If MacOS and OS/2 die, will the 15% be Linux and the 85%
be Win32? (With the 15% really being the 100% because of WINE?)

I am an antichrist.
And I am an anarchist.
Sex Pistols on Tour Summer '96.