subsystem and SFU Software Development Kit (SDK) have been updated for multi-threading in applications when running Unix programs and scripts on Windows.
0 also includes, for the first time, the UNIX-based UNIX-like Interix
subsystem for Windows NT, 2000 and XP Professional.
Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq:DELL), Round Rock, Texas, direct computer systems company, has introduced Interix
software from Softway Systems Inc.
Softway is the developer of Interix
, a software platform enabling UNIX system applications to run on the Windows operating system of Microsoft Corp.
Softway, a small San Francisco-based privately-held company, is the developer of the Interix
family of utilities and developer tools aimed at helping developers port Unix and Linux code over to Window NT.
Softway Systems is helping to create a single UNIX standard for 64-bit support on both traditional UNIX systems and Interix
for Windows 2000.
Softway claims customers will be able to recompile 64-bit and 32-bit Unix application code to run on 64-bit Windows 2000 with no performance penalty as Interix
is implemented as a subsystem and runs code natively.
Beginning immediately, customers of VarCity and Unidirect will be able to purchase Interix
, a complete software platform enabling UNIX system applications to run on Windows NT.
DataFocus claims Nutcracker, which is built on Win32 APIs - not a subsystem like rival Softway Systems Inc's Interix
Unix-on-NT - is installed on 500,000 machines and has some 500 ISVs developing for it.