Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:20 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This could potentially be quite big for Ubuntu and Linux in general. Canonical and the Chinese government have announced a collaboration to build a version of Ubuntu specifically for the Chinese market, which will become the reference architecture for standard operating systems in the country.
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by WereCatf on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 08:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Re:"
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Unless the application is statically linked, there is a high probability that the required dynamic libraries are no longer the same.


You're confusing things. The person you responded to was talking about the kernel API/ABI whereas you are talking about userland APIs/ABIs. That is to say that you are both correct: old applications often refuse to run because the userland has become incompatible, but alas, the kernel ABI is still fully-compatible and that isn't the thing stopping the app from running.

Do say if you need a more in-depth explanation.

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