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Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, November 27 2012 @ 03:38 PM EST

It makes the statement longer without changing the point to include such detail. Regardless of the origin of the parts (and I doubt you'll dispute the majority of computers[1] are purchased with an OS) the point is that middleware conceals the differing details of implementation and presents a common face to developers and users, making it easier to be platform agnostic to the potential detriment of those who prefer consumers stay locked-in to a particular platform and vendor.

Example: JMRI, which leverages the Java runtime environment to allow development and use on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

JMRI Release Notes

There is also middleware that allows information in legacy databases to be accessed using more modern interfaces. Again, this reduces development costs and helps avoid vendor lock-in. --DonW

[1] I hope I don't have to write "common home and office desktop and laptop computer systems such as those sold by Dell and similar systems from other vendors, as opposed to tablets, smartphones, and those embedded in special-purpose devices."

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