Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:05 UTC
Linux As we all know, Mac OS X has support for what is called 'fat binaries'. These are binaries that can carry code for for instance multiple architectures - in the case of the Mac, PowerPC and x86. Ryan Gordon was working on an implementation of fat binaries for Linux - but due to the conduct of the Linux maintainers, Gordon has halted the effort.
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Jesus, open your eyes. ISVs don't distribute Linux versions because they develop their software with MFC, .Net and even more rare APIs that are not available in multiple architectures, and they use 32bits specific integers, etc.

You open your eyes.

I can list one-man micro-ISVs that port to both OSX and Windows.

The iphone was getting better support from developers when it had less than 10% the share of Linux.

Linux is a total clusterf*** for proprietary developers. Not only is there a lack of standards between distros but individual distros are designed around open source. It's mess and denial isn't helping the situation.

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