Shirley you jest

CobraBoy! (
Sun, 7 Sep 1997 13:09:43 -0700

Just when rumors are weird enough already, this shows up...

"[EXCLUSIVE] A host of rumors are now circulating

the 'net over a recent MactheKnife article in

MacWEEK. Essentially, the blade tells us that Apple

may include OS/2 APIs and 80x86 emulation in

Rhapsody. OS/2 APIs?!? Why? Well, thessaSOURCE

learned that one of the chief reasons PC users don't

upgrade to the many alternate OS choice available to

them is lack of support for their existing Windows

apps. What Apple is actually licensing from IBM is the

code that allows OS/2 to run Windows applications. In

addition, Apple may provide the same functionality to

Rhapsody users on the PowerPC side through code,

never shipped by IBM, that allows x86 binaries to run

at a brisk pace. In other words, if this "Red Box" is

completed in time, you could run both your Mac OS

apps and Windows apps on your Power Macintosh: a

huge boon for the PowerPC whose future has come

under question of late."


Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.

-Toa Te Ching

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