Re: Linux Compatibility Issue
On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 11:58:39AM -0500, Abdul Latip wrote:
> Once in a while, users are asking me about the compatibilty problem of
> Linux. They reasoning that M$Office can be installed anywhere like
> Win98, WinME, WinNT, et. al. Whereas it is hard to install a
> RedHat package into Debian, and so on.
> AFAIK, CMIIW, this is related with the compiler version, the glibc
> version, the kernel version, and the kernel configuration and
> modules. May I know what exactly the Linux compability problem
> is ? I.E.: It seems they are not so backward compatible?
Sure you can install Windoze anywhwere. Anywhere you happen to be
carrying the CD or can access the Inet to DL some demo SW to test
before you buy (though there certainly is freeware out there--check out
Only thing you'll find is the inability of Windows to do much ouside of
the x86-style computers.
There is no difference for the Linux dists, though. Sites are out
there, and you can carry CD's. I go to Debian sites. Someone else
goes to RH, etc.
Linux works on far, far, far more platforms, including much older ones
with older HW.
Seems like an end-of-line, er... discussion, point.
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