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Subject:Re: In and under From:Pat Madea <madea -at- MMSI -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 17 May 1995 19:13:38 MST
regarding what Jennie Achtemichuk wrote:
>> I think we found the answer in a posting by Stephen Victor about
>> 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 agree with Bev Parks comment:
>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.
I have the same question Bev stated later in her post concerning "platform."
What do we mean by "platform" in the context of computing? Operating
systems are pretty straightforward and hardware, pretty much so.
But "platforms?" Que es?