Zimmerman: Weve packaged all of the free software
Posted Jul 7, 2010 19:43 UTC (Wed) by vonbrand
In reply to: Zimmerman: Weve packaged all of the free software
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Yes, the proportion of incompetent developers is roughly constant across systems. In any case, MSFT advertised a program written by them to work as long as certain requirements were met, and they were met by WinNT. It just didn't work, period.
No, MSFT didn't "decide security was more important", they just pulled the rug out from under antivirus vendors when they decided to (try to) take over that segment.
"Writing a complex application that works on every Linux system" is reasonably easy (much easier than it was to write anything to run on a reasonable range of Unix systems back when), as long as you ship source. If you try to ship binaries, you are out of luck.
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