Linked by Oliver on Fri 11th Mar 2011 23:32 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Now that Linux is the most popular free Unix-like operating system, it shouldn't be a surprise that some projects have begun treating non-Linux operating systems as second-class citizens. This isn't out of contempt for the BSDs or OpenSolaris, it's just a matter of limited manpower: if almost all the users of the application have a Linux operating system and if all the core developers are using Linux themselves, it's difficult to keep supporting other operating systems. But sometimes the choice to leave out support for other operating systems is explicitly made, e.g. when the developers want to implement some innovative features that require functionality that is (at least for now) only available in the Linux kernel."
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RE[6]: Not mutually exclusive
by Oliver on Sun 13th Mar 2011 07:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Not mutually exclusive"
Oliver
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Linux is following MacOS and Windows on the desktop. It's the copycat of Solaris etc. on the server. Leading? Linux is a UNIX mock-up, hopping around between technologies because they don't have a clue about long-term goals. You know, software design instead of mere hacks, that just work.

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