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Project David a Hoax?

Remember SpecOpLabs?
This was the company that claimed to run any windows software on linux. I visited their website and it has all the makings of a hoax. Apart from a writeup on  david (the one who slaying goliath),  they are not providing some details on how they can actually accomplish it. No screenshots even. I just wonder how its possible that so many got conned without even asking questions?, The WINE Team has been working  since 1983 and they dont have a working version yet which can simulate windows programs. Check their website (Google SpecOplabs) .

K
Saturday, May 01, 2004

Actually theu do have some sparse details. They are not any more beliveable than the Google Piegon technology hoax

K
Saturday, May 01, 2004

>>"The WINE Team has been working  since 1983"

Wow......8 years before Linux was created.  They really got a head start on it.

Li-Chen Fan
Saturday, May 01, 2004

WINE started in 1993.

http://www.winehq.com/site/docs/wine-faq/index#WHATS-THE-HISTORY-OF-WINE

Emperor Norton
Saturday, May 01, 2004

"1983"  ...and 7 years before Windows became more than a sparkle in Bill's glasses.

repu
Saturday, May 01, 2004

yes i meant 1993. typo.  that was  not the point which you missed.

K
Sunday, May 02, 2004

I don't use Wine often but it does seem to work.

Leauki (Andrew J. Brehm)
Sunday, May 02, 2004

Hi,

It is not a hoax.  It is a fraud.  They will attempt to separate fools from their money.

Mel Snipe
Thursday, May 20, 2004

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