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GNU + Linux = broken development model

GNU + Linux = broken development model

Posted Aug 4, 2009 16:02 UTC (Tue) by nye (guest, #51576)
In reply to: GNU + Linux = broken development model by elanthis
Parent article: A tempest in a tty pot

I've not personally come across single application which works in XP but not Vista. The primary problem with Vista is that it's noticeably slower.

Comparing 95/98 with XP/Vista is fairly absurd. They're not different versions of the same OS; they're completely different OSes which both have very-nearly compatible implementations of some important APIs, most notably win32. In fact, come to think of it, I can't name a single win32 application that works in Windows 95 and not Vista. The only applications that have broken along the way either interact with the OS at a lower level, or are 16-bit, or actually DOS applications. That would be a bit like expecting Linux to provide perfect binary compatibility with Minix.

The only substantiated bitching I've heard has been about drivers, but you were talking about userland apps; I contend that the number of broken userland apps is vanishingly small.


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GNU + Linux = broken development model

Posted Aug 4, 2009 17:43 UTC (Tue) by mcmanus (subscriber, #4569) [Link]

I've not personally come across single application which works in XP but not Vista.

Here's a good one: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa376635%28VS.85%29.aspx

Packet Filtering Functions

[These functions are available for use in the operating systems listed in the Requirements section for each function. In Windows Server "Longhorn", these functions return ERROR_CALL_NOT_SUPPORTED. The MprConfigInterfaceTransportSetInfo function and the Windows Filtering Platform API Management Functions provide similar functionality.]


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