From the dept of dumb ideas......

Ian McCulloch ianmcc at
Wed Feb 6 22:36:33 EST 2002

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002 rod at wrote:

> Sigh, 
> This little gem can be found at.
> Hands up all the linux developers that would like to do their linux 
> developement by cross compiling on an IDE under WIN-NT.
> Its just not natural.
> -Rod

This seems to be a deliberate strategy from intel (or perhaps just a 
meaningless coincidence); at the high-performance  computing asia 
conference last year there was a very knowledgable guy from  Intel there 
(Tim Mattson) who was saying very smart things, _except_ on (at least) 
two occasions he said [paraphrasing] "... Windows NT will become the 
primary development platform for HPC applications"  Needless to say, 
everyone in the room blinked.  

If intel are pushing WNT at both extremes, I wonder what they envisage for 
linux in the desktop?  And what leverage is M$ using that makes intel push NT?


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