Posted Sep 7, 2004 23:19 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: Experts say software vendors will soon offer products for different Linux
Parent article: Experts say software vendors will soon offer products for different Linux
This only reinforces the point made above: that "flavors" of Linux are all about commercial interests. When complex frameworks like KDE work perfectly on different flavors of proprietary Unix, FreeBSD and Linux, on a staggering multitude of hardware architectures, I can't see why some application might only run on Red Hat. Of course drivers are different, but how can anyone tie their program so tightly to the kernel patch-set of any distribution that they can not be made to run on another?
It is clearly cheaper for a developer house to just support, say, Red Hat 9 on x86. But as the previous poster said, it looks just like collective butt-covering.
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