well, this is just one of millions of compatibility questions that's going to make everyone's life a living hell, if joel's klein tower of babel os vision comes true.
by the way, what the hell is the difference between turbo linux, suse linux, and true linux? Does netscape make a browser for suse linux? If not, how long will it take for them to come out with a browser for suse linux? I hope it doesn't take as long as it took (years) for them to come up with a new browser for apple os.
Did you ever realize how much your all caps writing hurts your credibility?
But apart from that, let's address your post:
Yes, Linux does run Apple software. Look for a package called 'executor'
Turbo Linux and Suse Linux are different distributions. Which basically means that a different company puts them together (but always from pieces publically available). True Linux? Never heard of that one, maybe it's a distribution too?
And yes, Netscape does work on Suse Linux, just like it works on any other distribution. The Suse distribution even includes a prepackages rpm of netscape, and has been since ages.
it's nice to hear about "executor" but, as you know, those programs are a pain in the ass. There's one thing worse than multiple os's and that is the hell of having to use multiple translation programs to translate between os's. And from my own experience, those translation programs don't always work very well. In addition, they represent an additional step to running a program that most people, quite rightly, don't want to deal with. And software companies don't want to deal with them either because it's easier for them to standardize on a single software platform rather than on several. Because windows has provided that platform, the internet, the applications people use on the internet, and the use of the internet itself have been able to flourish. In today's ny times op-ed, paul krugman writes that windows has had an undisputed benefit as a standard platform. So if you want to use linux, that's fine, but realize that operating systems are one of those things that benefit the world more if there's a standard one rather than several. An analogy is the current cell phone standards debate. It benefits everyone more and the world economy if there's a single standard such as cdma. Another analogy is the english language as a lingua franca of the global internet economy. Standards help everybody and the doj is attacking a perfectly legal natural monopoly that has benefitted the growth of computers, the internet, and the economy immensely. If windows hadn't come to dominate and instead you had a multitude of different os's competing with each other during the past decade, the internet wouldn't be as vibrant as it is today.
i thought the antitrust case had to do with how microsoft supposedly acted anti-competitive toward netscape (although netscape's website has been continuously available to every internet user in the world for the past decade).
but now, as a supposed remedy to the netscape case, why on earth is joel klein focussing on microsoft's ms office division. What does ms office have to do with netscape? Does it compute?
is there any doubt left that joel klein is either perpetually drunk or a complete lunatic?
what galaxy is joel klein living in???
hey, joel klein, which is it? Are you saying microsoft acted monopolistic in the browser market or in the office productivity suite market?