I can't remember where I read it, but I remember reading that when MS brought out NT, they needed backwards compatibility with DOS programs, OS/2 Programs and POSIX programs. This struck me as strange, can NT really use POSIX programs, or was the site wrong?
This is what the page says:
"When Microsoft designed Windows NT, it was 1990. Windows 3.0 was taking off - but DOS applications were still key. Compatibility with other systems was a priority. The first version of NT (version 3.1) could run DOS, OS/2, POSIX, and 16-bit Windows applications - along with the new breed of 32-bit Windows applications."
This is the address of the site: http://sunlightd.virtualave.net/Windows/GUI/Intro.html
So is it true? Will Posix compliant programs work on my NT machine? If I write C++ programs that are POSIX compliant, will they run on my NT machine as well as my Linux box?
Yes your right, I'd love to, except linux is not currently installed on my other system (I'm using it for playing games), and would rather not reformat/reinstall everything just to find it doesn't work.
I might do it tommorow or sunday, but I wondered if anyone might have tried it first.