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X-To: "Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 11:45:06 -0400
Reply-To: "Robert I. Eachus" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "Robert I. Eachus" <[log in to unmask]>
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At 03:08 PM 9/6/98 -0700, Robert C. Leif, Ph.D. wrote:
>                                                          The simplest
>way for the Government to control Microsoft is to require standardized
>bindings such as POSIX and the bindings to the hardware vendors' part of
>device drivers be made public.

   Been there done that, and it doesn't seem to help.  Officially Windows
NT has a POSIX compliant subsystem, so it complies to the POSIX mandate.
In practice the POSIX subsystem is totally unusable and unused.

                                        Robert I. Eachus

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