Re: In and under

Subject: Re: In and under
From: Stephen Victor <svictor -at- LGC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 17 May 1995 17:31:10 CDT

> Jennie Achtemichuk wrote-->
> > I think we found the answer in a posting by Stephen Victor about
> Multi-platform
> > docs (another topic): "Frame runs on UNIX, Mac, and Windows platforms . .
> "
> > This is actually how Frame, the manufacturer of FrameMaker, words it in
> > marketing literature.
> ==============
> I dunno. When used with the word "platform," I agree with you:
> "on" would be the correct choice.

> Unfortunately, your example is really a mixed batch of fruit:
> UNIX is an operating system, Mac is hardware, and Windows is an
> environment. Oranges, apples, and bananas I think.

> When I hear the word "platform," I think hardware.

> =*= Beverly Parks =*= bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil =*=
> =*= "Unless otherwise stated, all comments are my own. =*=
> =*= I am not representing my employer in any way." =*=

Well, take a look at the post I actually left on the topic:

>Actually, Windows is a shell running under DOS. UNIX is an operating system. I
> would suggest "XXX runs on both Windows and UNIX platforms" since platforms is
> a fairly vague term, connoting (in various contexts) both hardware or a
> software operating environment. Alternatively, you could say "XXX runs in both
> Windows and UNIX environments."

Stephen P. Victor svictor -at- lgc -dot- com
Landmark Graphics Corporation
15150 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77009 USA

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