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Mozilla Amiga Port To Begin

Tuesday December 29th, 1998

Dale McCrory has for us a link to the new Mozilla Amiga port due to begin coding January first. Dale writes, "This link is for an Amiga port of Mozilla. Yet another platform which Microsoft won't evade. Have a good day."


#5 Re:Mozilla Amiga Port To Begin

by macpeep

Thursday January 7th, 1999 5:02 AM

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Waldo: Just because it runs on the same chip doesn't mean the code is portable between two OS's.

Compare the situation to that of Linux vs. Win98.. You can't run Office 2000 on Linux even though the CPU is the same and recompiling it on Linux would be about as useful as recompiling it for BeOS.

Ideally, you could simply recompile a piece of software and it would work on the new platform but most software rely heavily on the OS that they run on.