Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:39 UTC
Windows Ars Technica is running an interesting article about the Mail application on Windows 8. It's one of the first party Metro applications, and Ars' conclusion is that it's really, really not up to snuff - it can't even compare favourably to the mail application on Windows Phone. The sad thing is, however - this applies to virtually all Metro applications.
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RE[7]: Too many platforms
by moondevil on Mon 16th Jul 2012 08:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Too many platforms"
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"No, because those .so won't be able to link with the kernel ABI of today's Linuxes.

I guess, you meant "syscall" ? Since syscalls are considered a private API, a "professional software developer" would not use them, and instead would use the POSIX API that are exposed in the glibc, which keeps backward binary compatibility.

ABI is much more than just syscalls.

An ABI implies syscalls, calling conventions, memory layout for data structures, executable file formats, ...

Regarding your glibc example, it depends on how your application links with it, assuming it was even compiled with gcc.

Edited 2012-07-16 08:43 UTC

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