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December 15, 2006

Unix on Vista?

According to the Windows Vista Enterprise page [microsoft.com] the Subsystem for UNIX Applications (SUA) can run unmodified UNIX applications on Vista. From the page:

Additionally, Windows Vista Enterprise includes Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA), which enables you to run UNIX applications unchanged on a Windows Vista Enterprise-based PC. Whereas today a UNIX database administrator or system administrator needs to have a UNIX workstation in addition to a Windows-based PC, Windows Vista Enterprise enables you to consolidate both functions into a single Windows Vista-based PC.

I wonder what kind of UNIX they're talkig about? There's no specifics about which ABIs [wikipedia.org] are supported or what versions of support libraries (CLib, X, Motif, QT, GTK, etc).

I think I'll have to dig deeper.

Posted by Guy at December 15, 2006 5:18 PM