RE: Platform versus Environment

Subject: RE: Platform versus Environment
From: Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 22:35:40 -0600


At 9:00 AM -0500 3/18/04, Goldstein, Dan wrote:

I would not use either term. They're both too vague.

If you're talking about the operating system, say, "operating system." If
you're talking about the hardware, say, "hardware."

Dan Goldstein

-----Original Message-----
From: Reena
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 8:49 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Platform versus Environment

Microsoft Manual of style suggests the use of "environment"
in place of
"platform". Do you do use "environment" ? I thought
"platform" was more
> commonly used!


In a mainframe shop platform describes the purpose of the software suite, while environment describes the area in which it is allowed to run.

Scott

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