"The newly hatched Linux Standard Base 2.0, and the support from
much of the industry that the Free Standards Group announced last
week, are significant for many reasons, but they should not be
confused as a new united front against Microsoft.
"The FSG's LSB 2.0, which was released late last month, gives
Linux platform vendors a common base on which to write
applications. Ideally, LSB would ensure that applications written
for Linux will run as readily and perform as well on a Red Hat
distribution on Hewlett-Packard or Dell hardware as a Novell SuSE
distribution does on IBM hardware..."