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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RE: Reality check
by mystilleef on Fri 20th Aug 2004 17:47 UTC

Why should I care if Oracle runs on Linux? For all I care, Oracle could die a horrible death. And how those Oracle automatically become the flagship product businesses need to move to once they adopt Linux?

Is there somewhere in the memo where they say all businesses that adopt Linux must use Oracle? If Oracle solves your business needs, good for you. But why should I suddenly care?

Excuse me, but I'm not an Oracle shareholder! I don't profit from Oracle's businesses on Linux. What? Do I suddenly owe Oracle a kiss because they see profit generating opportunities on Linux?

Sweet, I am moron because I have no vested interest in Oracle.