Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 22:52 UTC
Linux Miguel de Icaza: "To sum up: (a) First dimension: things change too quickly, breaking both open source and proprietary software alike; (b) incompatibility across Linux distributions. This killed the ecosystem for third party developers trying to target Linux on the desktop. You would try once, do your best effort to support the 'top' distro or if you were feeling generous 'the top three' distros. Only to find out that your software no longer worked six months later. Supporting Linux on the desktop became a burden for independent developers." Mac OS X came along to scoop up the Linux defectors.
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by akrosdbay on Thu 30th Aug 2012 15:17 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
akrosdbay
Member since:
2008-06-09

I think he is full of it.
Run your old OSX programms on Mountain Lion?
No, not possible. Lion killed official support for PPC binaries. He should know what he is talking about.

And anyways, he switches OS because he loves his phone so much. That is just pathetic IMO.


When have you ever been able to run a different arch binary on Linux without recompiling? Never!

Removing PPC/Rosetta support more than 5 years after an complete architecture change is industry standard practice. Almost every company follows a 5 year EOL practice.

Your point is dubious at best and completely inaccurate.

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by tidux on Thu 30th Aug 2012 18:34 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Wrong! QEMU has the "qemu-user-foo" executables on Linux, which lets you run Linux binaries compiled for architecture foo, no matter what the host architecture is.

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