Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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RE[6]: Too many platforms
by cyrilleberger on Mon 16th Jul 2012 07:58 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Too many platforms"
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No, because those .so won't be able to link with the kernel ABI of today's Linuxes.


I guess, you meant "syscall" ? Since syscalls are considered a private API, a "professional software developer" would not use them, and instead would use the POSIX API that are exposed in the glibc, which keeps backward binary compatibility.

Any professional software developer that use syscalls directly instead of POSIX should be demoted from its "professional" rank (with a few exceptions being Kernel and libc hackers).

Edited 2012-07-16 07:59 UTC

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