Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:32 UTC, submitted by Idefix
OSNews, Generic OSes Once upon a time, operating systems used to matter a lot; they defined what a computer could and couldn't do... Today, there's only one operating system: Unix (okay, there are two, but we'll get to that). This is why I contend that the OS doesn't matter - or that we need to take another look at the word's content, at what we mean when we say 'Operating System'.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by SamuraiCrow on Tue 5th Oct 2010 00:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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Actually Apple will have an advantage but only because it is funding the infrastructure: LLVM. LLVM is used by several cross-hardware Java VMs as well as Mono. PNaCl will be a thinly wrapped LLVM layer around the hardware-specific version of Google's NaCl native client, an browser-based VM that runs on native machine language.

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