Re: In and under

Subject: Re: In and under
From: Stephanie Goble <Stephaniex_goble -at- CCM -dot- CH -dot- INTEL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 25 May 1995 19:40:37 GMT

douglas_thayer <douglas_thayer -at- smtplink -dot- syscom -dot- com -dot- tw> wrote:

> My colleague has posed the following questions, for which I have no
> authoritative answer:

> In the sentence, "XXX runs in the Windows environment and under UNIX,"
> is there any difference in usage between "in" and "under"? Could these
> be swapped without affecting the meaning of the sentence?

> Douglas Thayer
> <douglas_thayer -at- smtplink -dot- syscom -dot- com -dot- tw>
> Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

They are idiomatic phrasing, have always been stated that way,
and should not be swapped.
"Under Unix" is the way it is traditionally referred to.
"In Windows" and "Under Windows" are both used, although "in" is
more common.

This might seem illogical, but it's English.


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