Bristol Technology, Inc. has announced shipment of its Windows-to-Linux application-migration tool. Bristol's Wind/U for Linux product, which began shipping Tuesday, enables developers to compile Microsoft Win32 API and Microsoft Foundation Class source code directly on Linux, and create native, desktop and server-based Linux applications, according to Bristol.
the key roadblocks to Linux acceptance is a lack of applications, and providing easy migration will help minimize that issue. This will help diversify the OS market, from the perspective of increasing market share of a smaller player (Linux). With an estimated 100,000 NT-based applications, this is a fertile segment for this type of product. With the growing emphasis on Linux, we expect to see increased competition between Bristol and MainSoft, resulting in increased consumer benefit. User Recommendations