Financial identity is *dangerous*? (was re: Fake companies, real money)

Roy M. Silvernail roy at
Mon Oct 25 18:41:01 EDT 2004

On Sun, 2004-10-24 at 09:35 -0400, dan at wrote:
> |   dan at writes:
> |
> |   >I'm pretty sure that you are answering the question
> |   >"Why did Microsoft buy Connectix?"
> |
> |   The answer to that one is actually "To provide a
> |   development environment for Windows CE (and later XP
> |   Embedded)" (the emulator that's used for development
> |   in those environments is VirtualPC).  Thank you for
> |   playing.
> No need to buy a company just to use its
> product in your development shop.
> Please insert additional coins.

I'd thought it was so Microsoft could offer an emulation-based migration
path to all the apps that would be broken by Longhorn.  MS has since
backed off on the new filesystem proposal that would have been the
biggest source of breakage (if rumors of a single-rooted, more *nix-like
filesystem turned out to be true).
Roy M. Silvernail is roy at, and you're not
"It's just this little chromium switch, here." - TFS

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