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    SubjectRe: If Linux is to succeed
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    Ingo Molnar <> wrote:

    >most Microsoft APIs are >largely< redundant. Say i've counted 1500
    >different API calls in windows.h ... and that doesnt include new bloat
    >like ActiveX, 3D stuff and the networking nightmare called Netbeui and SMB
    >over TCP.
    >Compare this with the 167 Linux system calls.

    Well, not completely fair. Most of the Win32 API is GUI related. For a
    fair comparison, you should add ad least the Xlib+Xt API.
    Alternatively, you may add the Motif API.

    Of course, even adding kernel API + Xlib + Xt + Motif won't reach the
    number of 1500 calls.

    But yes, the plain Win32 kernel API (the kernel32.dll), which does not
    contain GUI related stuff is a pig compared to the small & efficient
    Posix API.

    # /AS/ #
    # God save the screen ! #

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