Re: [pc110] Re: Linux, X, and glibc2

Alan Cox (alan nospam at
Wed, 15 Apr 1998 09:43:59 +0000 (GMT)

> Note what he said, he meant that Windows code is made specifically for the
> x86 while code for Linux is made highly portable. This is partially true;
> bear in mind that most people develop their apps for all *NIX platforms,
> not just Linux. Take Netscape, for example. They have two "parts" to the
> code - a common "core", but the frontend is made specifically for the
> operating system you run it on. This makes it a wee bit slower than IE,
> which is developed mainly for Windows.

I know what he meant. It is not true of games. The code has to be portable
in case you manage to land a porting contract for something like the