Reply to post: Re: Long File Path support

Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online

JulieM Silver badge

Re: Long File Path support

Linux does not have binary compatibility as a design goal. You might be expected to recompile software from time to time, and even edit Source Code in extreme cases (such as when a library function goes from "deprecated" to "removed"). Distributors will do all this for you, of course; and package management software will deal with multiple things having to be changed at once.

The alternative is to leave dangerous subsystems in place, just so old software will still work without being tweaked to suit a more modern OS, but which then leave the OS vulnerable to malware .....

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