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gk4@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Currently it should be possible to run Sun's StarOffice 5.1 which uses
> "clone" on Caldera, Redhat, SuSE, and TurboLinux, because they all are
> GNU/Linux systems; however, what happens when Debian releases a GNU/Hurd
> system?

I have to say that IMNSHO, it is up to other systems (like Hurd) to do
Linux emulation properly if they want to run Linux binaries.  At least I
feel that worrying about this in excess is really not in scope.

>   Also, Intel UNIX systems like SCO, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and
> NetBSD have a GNU/Linux emulation mode, and it is possible to run NetScape
> and WordPerfect with a proper sandbox of GNU (ie., LSB) libraries; however,
> it would not be possible to run Linux threaded applications like
> StarOffice.  Pthreads provide the portability and runtime compatibility
> between GNU systems with potentially different kernels.


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