"Platform" vs. "OS"?

Subject: "Platform" vs. "OS"?
From: DaveC <peninsula -at- covad -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 18:21:44 -0800

Hi, All,
The client's docs refer to Windows and Macintosh as platforms. In addition to straightening out their belief that Windows is a computer, what's your understanding regarding usage of these terms?

My experience is that a platform refers to Macintosh, Dell, or Toshiba, whereas OS refers to UNIX, Windows, or Mac OS.

What's your understanding?

Dave Carpenter


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