Bryan Wilkerson wrote:
> Pardon me for interjecting here. But aren't most versions of Unix
> proprietary? Xenix, Ultrix, AIX (among others) all only run on 1 manufacturer's
> computers and that happens to be the same manufacturer that makes the O/S.
No, I don't agree on that, but I will withdraw those statements because it has now resulted in more mail
than it's worth. (AIX has run on several platforms and so has XENIX. Linux runs on practically any
platform and etc, etc.) My statement about backward compatibility was a mistake, true. Nevertheless, M$
has produced no open platform, nor one that conforms to standards in any suitable fashion. The question
wasn't what hardware the OS ran on, the argument I made was interoperability. And specifically, the move
towards POSIX compliance. M$ has made no such move nor will they.