Linked by Stefan Michalowski, M. Sc. on Thu 19th Aug 2004 08:27 UTC
Editorial Lately posted on Slashdot, an article written by Joel Spolsky mentioned the trouble through which Microsoft went to make each version of Windows backwards compatible. In one case, for the game Simcity, they even changed the way memory handling was done when running that application. You can find additional stories of software tricks that recent versions of Windows have to perform in order to run these bug-dependant applications on the web. After reading the story, I discussed with a couple of friends how weird this was and how Free Software completely avoids this problem.
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by dizz on Thu 19th Aug 2004 11:10 UTC

well i think binary´s arent a problem i have often downloaded rpms or debs and converted them to tgz and installed them manualy with out anything bitching. when i have made some project in glade they have worked on all my friends linux computers and we do not run the same dists gentoo redhat debian mandrake etc