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developerWorks: Not by UNIX Alone

Mar 10, 2006, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Seebach)

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"One of the nice things about UNIX development is your variety of choices. A given computer might easily run two or three varieties of UNIX. A PowerPC Mac will typically run OS X (mostly a BSD under the hood, even though it uses a Mach kernel), NetBSD, or Linux without complaint. The IBM POWER-based big iron has Linux and AIX ports, and some varieties will also run BSD.

"If you want to give some thought to portability, then, you can fairly easily get a lot of exposure to a variety of systems with only a small amount of hardware. Deciding which standards to follow might seem daunting..."

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