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Mac OS X "A little more than an year ago I wrote my rant post The Linux Desktop Experience is Killing Linux on the Desktop and for the first time in 8 years I wasn't a desktop Linux user anymore. I spent about a month wrestling with Windows 7, but let's face it - Windows is ill suited for professional Ruby programmers like me (and it's ill suited for most programmers, except maybe Java & .Net I guess). Anyways, it was never my intention to stick with Windows - I was just doing my Mac due diligence. Now with 1+ year of OSX usage I'd like to share a few things about my experience thus far with you."
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RE[5]: Windows is ill suited...
by Soulbender on Wed 12th Sep 2012 03:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Windows is ill suited..."
Soulbender
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There are commercial operating systems that are even less compliant with POSIX than Windows is.


Well I am presuming we're talking about mainstream stuff here, not niche operating systems with even smaller market share than Linux/BSD.

It would help if people would write portable code to start with, instead of trying to run POSIX everywhere.

POSIX is portable to pretty much every mainstream OS except Windows. Heck, the purpose of POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) is to be portable and it's not exactly difficult to implement. MS just don't care enough to do it even remotely well.

Edited 2012-09-12 03:30 UTC

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