Does a program run “under Linux” or “on Linux”? Do I do things differently “under Linux and under Windows” or “on Linux and on Windows”?


Whether a program runs on Windows|Linux|OS or under it depends on the context.

In USE it boils down to this: If one speaks of the OS controlling the program, then it runs under the OS. If one merely speaks of the program and what platform it runs on, then it runs on the OS.

The difference is subtle, and not everyone would really notice. If you dont want to go this deep, on is probably more generic than under.


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