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Re: porting troubles

Sergio Brandano wrote:

>  Out of blue, why is that Linux now runs stable on six (6) different
>  platforms but commercial software like Star, Corel, Adobe and IBM,
>  just to mention a few, are only available for ix86? Are there any
>  political or technical reasons for it?

<heavily biased> Because they don't feel like paying their programers to bother
to test any platform besides ia32.  For a very similar theoretical reason as to
why when companies generally talk about release a "Linux Version" what they
really want to say is an "ia32 Redhat Compatible Version".
</heavily biased>

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