[kwlug-disc] How Canonical makes money ...

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sat May 15 22:37:33 EDT 2010


On Sat, 2010-05-15 at 21:23 -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 09:53:24PM -0400, Lori Paniak wrote:
> > The part I don't get is the talk of supporting "two, three distros".
> > Yes, there are differences between the distributions, but deep down,
> > gcc is gcc, X is X and Linux is Linux.  
> 
> When reading about website design, the part I don't get is the talk of
> supporting "two, three browsers".  Yes, there are differences between
> browser implementations, but deep down, HTML is HTML and CSS is CSS
> and JavaScript is JavaScript. 
> 
> - Paul
> 

Zing!

Yeah, what's up with that? Too bad there aren't any web standards...

Actually I'd put your example in the (logically) "superficial" category.
The backend is the same for the web pages you serve - only the end
wrapper has to be tweaked for pretty pictures to appear in the correct
places.  You don't have to re-write mysql for each different browser.  I
hope.

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