LINA Source Code Released Under GPL v2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux Developers

Sep 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from Lina Software

    ALAMEDA, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lina Software released
 the source code for LINA under the GPL v2. LINA enables Linux binaries to
 run with native look and feel on Windows, Mac, and Linux, without
 recompiling. This release, along with the launch of our community website,, invites developers worldwide to participate in the
 growth of this important technology.
     This release enables Linux command line and server applications to run
 natively, integrated into the underlying operating system. LINA is a thin
 virtual layer that enables developers to write and compile source code
 using ordinary Linux tools. With LINA, this compiled binary can then run on
 a variety of operating systems. For users, LINA runs invisibly in the
 background. Linux applications now appear as if they were built for the
 user's operating system.
     The operating systems supported in this release include Windows XP,
 Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Mac OSX, Fedora 7, OpenSUSE 10.2, and Ubuntu
 7.04. The LINA library currently supports C++ development. Future releases
 of LINA will support applications written in any language native to Linux.
     "Open Source is pivotal to our rapid growth, and it's critical that we
 engage the worldwide developer community," said Nile Geisinger, CTO of Lina
 Software. "We're very interested in developer feedback as we improve
     Over the next several months, our engineers will focus on enhancing
 usability and incorporating community feedback. In Q4 2007, Lina Software
 will release developer binaries and application program interfaces for
 building cross-platform applications. We will also port the GTK and QT
 libraries to the LINA APIs to allow applications written to these libraries
 to run on LINA.
     "Open Source collaboration is a powerful way to build a strong
 development community," said James McGreen, CEO and Founder of Lina
 Software. "With today's release, we expect to attract talented developers
 who are interested in writing applications that can run on Windows, Mac,
 and Linux operating systems."
     For more information on the terms of the GPL version 2, and how to
 contribute to the Open Source LINA platform, please visit
     Lina Software brings Open Source to more users through innovative
 software solutions and technologies. LINA is currently the main focus of
 the company's engineering efforts. Lina Software is headquartered in
 Alameda, California. For more information, visit our website at

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