Linked by Nth_Man on Mon 1st Jul 2013 15:37 UTC
Linux "This release adds support for bcache, which allows to use SSD devices to cache data from other block devices; a Btrfs format improvement that makes the tree dedicated to store extent information 30-35% smaller; support for XFS metadata checksums and self-describing metadata, timer free multitasking for applications running alone in a CPU, SysV IPC and rwlock scalability improvements, the TCP Tail loss probe algorithm that reduces tail latency of short transactions, KVM virtualization support in the MIPS architecture, many new drivers and small improvements."
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There is plenty of tooling existing that lets you do this, just because most don't need to doesn't mean you can't.

Of course. Likewise, just because you can doesn't mean that most do. Ergo, most .NET developers end up writing Windows-only software, and they do not ever gain the knowledge/bother to learn alternative class libraries which would allow their software to be cross-platform.

Also a lot of this software isn't going to magically dissapear after 2014.

Of course not. However the market in which to sell the Windows-only software will shrink relative to software which is written in other languages/to other APIs.

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