Where is the mess? Everywhere: sound, video, embedding, etc.
Posted Oct 27, 2008 0:22 UTC (Mon) by vonbrand
In reply to: Where is the mess? Everywhere: sound, video, embedding, etc.
Parent article: Linux now an equal Flash player (Linux-Watch)
No, Linux (the kernel) still supports the very first filesystem it had, and runs its very first binaries.
OTOH, I once bought a MSFT game, and it did not run on the next version of Windows. Just the splash screen showed, then complete hang.
This "Linux is a mess" is complete FUD. Yes, I do want my programs to run on the next (and then some) Fedora. Usually that means that they got recompiled (by my distribution or somebody else, even myself) on the way. I very rarely have any use for year-old binaries (except for some self-written programs that I just copied over and am still running as 32 bits on this 64 bits, mostly out of lazyness). And where I do need to run old binaries, I use a "enterprise" distribution; there I have a very much longer guarantee than on any Windows I've seen.
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