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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RE: The true problem is:
by MysterMask on Sat 7th Nov 2009 15:01 UTC in reply to "The true problem is:"
MysterMask
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Totally agree. The Linux crowd cannot live and think outside their small and very restricted distro-/package-managment world. The way software is installed in the Linux world is so restrictive that they always depent on tools, distros or the source code. Why exactly is it not possible for granpa Jo to copy a application from his PPC64 desktop to granma's ARM netbook and run it (like copying any other file)? Obviously, the Linux way is too restriced to handle such a simple use case. Freedom for the user has a lot to do with user friendlyness and a clever system architecture that can handle simple everyday use cases. But, alas, with Linux you depend on a distro and package management software like a mobility impaired on a wheelchair ..

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