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New Patch Fixes 43 Flaws In OS X, Many Serious 2147


New Patch Fixes 43 Flaws In OS X, Many Serious 2148
I find that astonishing. I routinely purchase Windows software, and only twice have I also gotten OS 9 software on the same CD. (This was Myth: The Fallen Lords and its sequel). snip OS...

I think so. So does X-Open, for that matter: they have their own compatibility tests. But you are also right in saying that if you make the test too strong, you wind up excluded too many deployed systems.

This dilemma is why the "Unix" brand is less and less important, and why people often talk of "Linux" instead; it's just one OS, but it's pretty widespread, and you have a pretty good idea what it means to run Linux.

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I think it isn't, and I'll tell you why.

If OS X's extra features were mere addenda, rarely used, then OS X's application would presumably be BSD compatible, and would run on FreeBSD (say). The, from a user perspective, the two OSes would be "as one"; you could switch from one to the other without having to replace all your software.

Today, this is not the case. You can, perhaps, switch from FreeBSD to Mac OS X, but not the other way. Those other APIs are the primary ones that developers use.

I am sure it is not; my intuitions don't agree with GreyCloud on.. well.. anything. :D


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