Cruft is a slang term for useless, redundant, or poorly written code. Cruft includes any code that is not necessary for an application to perform the task it was designed for. It also can be used in the context of code that is so poorly written, that you might as well throw it out and start from scratch. Cruft isn't necessarily a bug, but rather...
Portable software is a software program that can be run on different computers running different operating systems with no or little modifications.
The Latin word “port” means to carry. Portability is the attribute of being easy to carry from one point to another or, in this case, from one operating system to another. Typically, software is said to be portable when it is more cost efficient to exchange it between two different platforms than to write the program from scratch. Emulators are used to give more application extensibility to the software package, which allows it to run on multiple operating systems.
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