Linked by Oliver on Fri 11th Mar 2011 23:32 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Now that Linux is the most popular free Unix-like operating system, it shouldn't be a surprise that some projects have begun treating non-Linux operating systems as second-class citizens. This isn't out of contempt for the BSDs or OpenSolaris, it's just a matter of limited manpower: if almost all the users of the application have a Linux operating system and if all the core developers are using Linux themselves, it's difficult to keep supporting other operating systems. But sometimes the choice to leave out support for other operating systems is explicitly made, e.g. when the developers want to implement some innovative features that require functionality that is (at least for now) only available in the Linux kernel."
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Linux lacks
by Earl Colby pottinger on Sat 12th Mar 2011 02:55 UTC
Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

My problem with the idea of supporting Linux over other free OSes is that Linux is also missing features that I like in my present OS.

And it is no good saying they can be added to Linux, because if features like DataTypes for example are not there from day one then most software for Linux can not use it.

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