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Wojciech Zabolotny wrote:
>On Sat, Dec 30, 2000 at 12:10:21PM -0500, Dan Michaels wrote:
>> >The assorted non-Microsoft, open-source OSes that run on PC-type
>> >platforms are rather encouraging.  There's freedos, plus all the linux
>> >variants.  For quite a few applications, you can distribute a single
>> >floppy that contains a substantial linux base plus your application.
>> >Boot time will be a bit slow, but that might not matter...
>> >
>>
>> Problem is, this works for personal use, but the world
>> [ie, customers] mostly want windose - minor issue of
>> widespread compatibility.
>>
>Fortunately, last time Linux becomes a new standard for Open Source
>embedded applications. So maybe in a few months customers will require
>Linux based devices for the sake of compatibility ;-).
>--

Unfortunately, I should change my statement for say:

"... but the world [ie, customers] mostly want windose, except
for those guys who want the software to run on NT, Linux, MacOS,
Palm, HPLX, WinCE, ..."  [um, what else? :)]

best regards,
- danM

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