Binary incompatibility of Linux distributions

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu May 14 05:21:40 BST 2009


Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Wed, 13 May 2009 14:44:26 -0600
> "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>   
>>  Bill Gates and Microsoft jumped around and offered Windows 3.1 which 
>> ran on top of DOS, and was pretty poor but cheaper and a lot of
>> people bought 3.1 including me. This was before Linux.
>>     
>
> From:
> https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/rhasan/linux/
> Linux version 0.01 was released by mid September 1991...
>
> From:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_3.1x#Windows_3.2
> Windows is a line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on
> personal computers. The line began with Windows 3.1, which was released
> in March 1992...
>
> So, as you can see, Windows 3.1 was released /after/ Linux.
> Of course, Linux wasn't the giant killer we all know and love today but
> it /was/ released /before/ Win 3.1.
 GNU/Linux


For a usable system anyway. :P



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