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Old 10-24-2003, 12:29 PM   #1
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Linux Distibution Compatibility

I thought I'd posted this question already, but maybe I didn't.

Anyway, I'm just wondering the differences between different distributions of Linux as far as compatibility is concerned. If I want to use a program that is designed to work with Linux, is it guaranteed to be compatible well whether I have Red Hat, Mandrake, Slackware, or whatever? Or are there differences that allow it to work with one Distribution and not another, or different bugs, etc.?

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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.
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