<CT> Re: new to calmira

  • From: "Martin B. Brilliant" <mbrilliant@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 05 May 2002 07:02:55 -0400

On Sat, 4 May 2002 20:19:43 -0400 (EDT) "Lonnie Cumberland" 
<lonnie@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Out "InterCruise HL" project is meant to take the best parts of
> Windows, Linux, and MAC to offer a complete homogeneous OS from which
> the user can run any (or just about any) existing application from
> these platforms transparently....

I wonder about that. Windows and Linux can run on "IBM-compatible" 
hardware, but the Mac has a totally different CPU with a different 
instruction set. Is InterCruise HL going to run on Mac hardware or 
IBM-compatible hardware? Either way, code written for the other 
processor would have to be executed interpretively, and would crawl 
rather than run.

> ... we
> also are looking to include Microsofts own free IE5.5 or IE6 along
> with many other great pieces.

AFAIK, all MSIE versions at least since 4.0 are licensed as updates 
to the Windows OS, and you can't legally use them unless you have a 
licensed copy of MS Windows. Of course you can install IE anywhere 
you like as long as you don't tell anybody, but telling people to use 
MSIE on a Windows clone is a horse of another color.

Martin B. Brilliant at home in Holmdel, NJ
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