• Joel Spolsky


By now, Windows and UNIX are functionally more similar than different. They both support the same major programming metaphors, from command lines to GUIs to web servers; they are organized around virtually the same panoply of system resources, from nearly identical file systems to memory to sockets and processes and threads. There’s not much about the core set of services provided by each operating system to limit the kinds of applications you can create.


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