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Old 02-01-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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Hi ,

I'm using Xandros Desktop Deluxe 2 and it comes integrated with Crossover Office and Plug-ins 2.1.0 , which is ok.

I was questionning myself about Crossover and i came to a question. As far as i know, Crossover company created his own dll to be able to open windows application because the codes for M$ app are not distributed.

And i've read this article of CEO of Lindows says they gave 500 000$ to Crossover JUST to be able to run Office XP! That's a lot of money. I guess they have searched for different codes and took the best one. So, 500 000$ for 1 app ( 1 bundle of app , whatever..) just because the codes of Microsoft are not distributed.

So my question is : I have a dual boot ( Xandros and windows XP ), so i already possess M$ dll ! Xandros mount just prefectly the windows part, so it's already a bit "intelligent". So why not use that "intelligence" to read also all the dlls and use our favorite whatever under Linux ? With a thing like that, it's gonna be like "Oh my god look at all the money we still have in our pocket !" and the windows app will run perfectly because it is actually the REAL dll of windows that is being ported and not the "best code we got for that app" !

So, i just want to know what you guys think of it and if there's already something that has been made like that and we can use ?

Old 02-02-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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wine already does have the ability to use the original DLL's, but many don't work outside of the windows environment. if you've triedusing wine in it's open, original format you'll know you can add specify which form of DLL you wish to use. the homegrown wine one or the existing windows ones. Crossover iteself though is a more commerical out-of-the-box solution, so it's not good sense to be trying to clever things to potentially improve things like this (imho) as it's much harder to support and develop for. by not having this added complexity they are working with a known base from which to base their development.


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