Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.





More on LinuxToday


Hi BIOS! My Name Is "Linux", Or Is It?

Oct 24, 2008, 10:33 (17 Talkback[s])

WEBINAR: On-demand webcast

How to Boost Database Development Productivity on Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 REGISTER >

"1. Why not return true for _OSI("Linux")?

"The difference between Linux and Windows is that the linux kernel is a continuously (and rapidly) moving target. When somebody probes for Windows 98 or Windows 2000 or Windows Vista, they can be sure about the behaviour, but Linux is too generic for us. The bug in one version of the kernel can be fixed in another one, and the behaviour changes, so one cannot rely on _OSI("Linux") as there is no generic/constant "Linux" interface.

Complete Story

Related Stories: