OpenNT

OpenNT

A POSIX-based Unix subsystem for Windows NT from Microsoft. Introduced in 1996, it was originally developed by Softway Systems, Inc., San Francisco, CA, which Microsoft acquired in 1999. OpenNT enabled Unix programs to run natively under NT and also be recompiled into the Windows environment. It was rebranded as Interix. See Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications and Interix.
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Interix, originally known under the name OpenNT, can run Unix applications on NT either from the console, from an X-Window or serial terminal, from Windows clients, Windows Terminal Server, or via remote Telnet.
And a company called Software Systems has been shipping a product called OpenNT, which the company describes as "a self-hosted, virtual UNIX environment that runs on NT - not an emulation." UNIX applications will ostensibly be able to be ported without code changes, yet will have full access to Win32 applications and NT administrative tools.
Softway says it hasn't yet decided whether it will change the name of the company for its product, Interix, which was previously called OpenNT. It's all wrapped up in a long-term strategy review which it expects to unfold as its Unix95 ships.