That's normal. In fact, it's offensive that other platforms discourage this.
Posted by: Anonymous
on July 22, 2007 10:34 AM
This should be fairly obvious, since Linux, being well-standardised, portable, FOSS code, runs on multiple machines. You can run Linux on a PowerPC Apple Mac, a Sun Sparcstation, a DEC Alphastation, a PC, on Mobile Phones, routers, etc. The fact that Linux can also make use of Mac, Windows, Amiga, etc. software ON Linux should make it blatantly obvious that Linux is a very capable system, which encourages its users to spread their wings and explore what computers can do for them.
The fact that other, closed source platforms, run by monopolistic companies actively discourage such interoperability is the shocking part, which should offend us all.