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it was common on linux because of different platforms, c/c++ compiles down to native machine code and linux (more so unix) runs on many different hardware from PDP to IBM. Even on the same architecture a lot had to be handled before compiling such as byte order, sizeof's (32/64 bit ints)....

the unix way was also often "here's my answer, feel free to take it as is, or improve it for yourself/purpose.

a lesser (later) reason was the "what's really inside" worries - compiled to native even decompiling/disassembling didn't tell you much (or being assembly told you way too much in painfully simple detail... MOV 1 A, CMP A B... 325,000 lines, is there a trojan in there somewhere?).

when windows came out compilers were both expensive and uncommon but it was only one architecture (ms introduced it's own hacks for 32 bit code on 64 bit machines) so giving compiled code was fine as long as you trusted the author/download site (and enough others had tried it and didn't get ransomwared.)

A few unix folks jumped into some windows dev, their habits often didn't change (i.e. provide the source: use as is or mod it yourself.)
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!

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