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[7]: Too many platforms
by Laurence on Wed 18th Jul 2012 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Too many platforms"
Laurence
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Have you ever counted the amount of Linux distributions available in Distrowatch, each with different set of APIs, many ignorant of the LSB, disparate packet systems, development tools, ...?

Just today I can see around 300.

Actually most of them (if not all) will have API compatibility. The differences between distros is largely only skin deep.

And LSB just states states what must exist, not the default. Hence why Debian is LSB despite preferring .deb over RPMs; because Debian also offers support for RPMs even if it doesn't prefer them.

The real issue between Linuxes is with API version numbers between bleeding edge distros and the older / stable-focused distros. Which is why package managers come into their own. However that's akin to compiling a .NET 3 application and then complaining that it doesn't work on .NET 2.

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