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  1. No surprise there, Windows has been installed in basically 99.9% of PCs sold in stores. Until companies start installing Linux instead en masse or it really enters popular culture, you'll never see Linux really fly for common users. And that's why you don't see most of the software you need too. Basically once IBM compatible became the standard and Windows the de facto standard OS for those, there was no competition. Reasons are historical mostly, since accessible Linux wasn't really a thing until quite a bit later. But what can they do? Money and developers' time don't grow on trees, it's amazing where it stands being open. On smartphones and servers it's dominating like there are no chances of other systems ever beating it because they're all based on it (only iOS runs a relative of BSD). If Android had been a desktop OS in the 90s sure it would have dominated too - just take a look at the Windows Phone share. Lovely OS, didn't go anywhere without apps.
  2. It took many years for Autodesk to bring some of their editors to OS X, but they did (back in 2012 or something). Their codebase, just like the Adobe's, is huge. It's no surprise they're slow at adopting new platforms, even iOS, both of them, and Linux of course has been ignored because Windows basically stole the entire IBM compatible market. Let's move on though, depending on a single company means they get to decide the weather we say, just like Internet Explorer did until WebKit went open-source. Same issue with Android and iOS really, I'm sick of Google deciding singlehandedly for the entire mobile market and enforcing their Market and Services, even if I use them. The truth at the bottom is that some jobs just aren't tied to either Windows or Mac. Office works in the browser now, ChromeOS is a thing for light users, and most Windows installs are either ancient embedded systems or terminals that handle other systems. I did an internship for a UX company in 2016 and they were working on user interfaces for major companies in Italy to be used through Java, the browser or even PDAs because you can't bring a desktop on vans and they needed the flexibility to push hot fixes and new ideas and integrations. Even the company responsible for the power lines use a web based interface for their database, just like healthcare goes through databases and private APIs with terminals built usually over Java. Java is not OS specific of course. Heck, even my mother does all the management of wages and stuff like that on a web terminal and my father handled a solar farm with a Java interface that receives data through private connections. And my father-in-law works with IoT stuff like KNX, which is an open standard. Reliance on Windows is pretty much on paper, mostly because licensing is cheap.
  3. Read my post above yours and say again professionals don't use Linux lol, I'll be trying to sleep here holding off the facepalm
  4. https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018/ - more than half of the developers are web developers - more than half of the developers are working for Linux, or contribute to open source - 1/2 Windows users, 1/4 Mac users, 1/4 Linux users - Linux is the most loved platform, JavaScript, Node and Angular the most popular technologies - people still super salty about Windows Phone, Share Point and WordPress lol
  5. Graphic design for print - though with third parties doing the printing luckily - and studying/doing it in university, and also photography, a bit of movie making, 3d modelling on 3DS Max and Blender (both for major courses in university), and also programming in PHP at first and now all in on JavaScript but also picking up Mono and C#. Oh, meanwhile I got out of university (discussing a thesis on UX design for families and public services) and into devops, been doing CI and CD for a couple years now with both Jenkins and Gitlab. Haven't had the pleasure of working in a print shop, we usually just send them files in their preferred color profile and wait for the prints to be delivered. I did though study the usual officeware in school. Nothing that Google Docs or later the iPad version of Office couldn't handle. If only touch interfaces weren't a pain. Oh, and I've been using Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7 until 2007, then a couple years on Ubuntu/Debian and Arch, then OS X until 2013, then Windows until last year, couple months of Hackintosh, and recently I just got tired of being shat on by Microsoft as a professional developer.
  6. Because people are talking with their head up their bottom parts, and I was just looking for some info but signed up for the flame war. Maybe in the last 30 years you've been wasting your time on warez instead.
  7. Why do you think open source is currently dominating web development or server software? You use products everyday that wouldn't have been the same without FOSS. You're probably even browsing this on Chrome or Firefox - that actually pushed forward the web unlike closed source Internet Explorer. Even Microsoft gave up and started supporting Linux on Azure and Windows. Open source makes a shit ton of stuff possible because everyone can get the code and contribute, share and do stuff that wouldn't have been possible. Even gaming consoles run on Unix-like systems with open source libraries. Just about all smartphones too. But yeah, keep ignoring that OSS pushes innovation forward.
  8. Had I got 10m or 20m euro in the bank sure I'd put a couple into a proper creative suite for Linux and be done with the arrogant behavior of Windows apologists for sure. Competition is good, and open source even better, but I suppose it's too hard to understand when you're used to thinking about computing as sports.
  9. It's a Unix system, I know this [cit.] A bit more complicated than that. I do have a Mac and an original copy of the system though (though it's pretty broken now).
  10. I'll be making myself an Hackintosh well before I go back using Windows for programming lol. I can't stand writing my private key passphrase 30 times a day because Windows is stuck in the 90s. And also wasting 30 minutes of my life every week getting lost in incoherent system panels for volume, networking and all. Either way, I'm here just because I was reading about software on Linux and ended up here to see if there was something about a port, then had to sign up because of the bullshit thrown around. I'm happy about my current situation, CS6 works fine for me and it's what I used in university for years, while quick prototyping has many alternatives either in the browser or just by coding it up with React. Just pointing out there are plenty of professionals doing open-source and making money with it, and some not even doing open-source and still publishing for Linux. Never been happier about my current install and all, and surely not going back to Windows just because some random software doesn't work. I'd be making myself a virtual machine with OS X or Windows just like I've been using Docker with VirtualBox on Windows. Interestingly, there is a project on a layer for OS X software just like Wine. Let's see how Proton goes too, it might solve the issues with C++ I've seen with Affinity. It's really a loss for them if they don't want to support Linux; we'll be using something else with minor annoyances that are vastly less annoying than dealing with Windows.
  11. One more point I forgot about: They might be missing a business opportunity to port their software to Linux and market it to those brave enough to try moving away from Windows (and probably in the "experimental" mindset already). Even if just 100k designers (less than 1% of CC users) tried Linux and Affinity, it's still 5.5m euros to be made. I can see it being suggested as an alternative to students who do not want to deal with Windows and have no money for Mac - I'd be suggesting it to friends for sure. Is it not enough for a port? The Linux community happily does QA for software, thousands are working on the Steam Play compatibility since it came out last month.
  12. Sure there are, lol. Full stack development has been a big thing for like 8-9 years now. And whether you do LAMP or MERN or MEAN or whatever, you're doing OSS in a way or another (even by inner sourcing), dealing with tools and libraries meant to be running on Linux. Microsoft had to make the Linux subsystem for Windows and Bash for Windows for a reason: developers had enough and are moving away, many to macOS because of the Creative Suite, and also some to Linux. We do have to deal with graphic files too, or in my case, we work inside such programs too, so we have to use workarounds, though my Windows XP machine starts fast AF (under 20 seconds) and I could sometimes remember to freeze it instead of just powering it off lol. Professionals in the devops field just use Linux. Developers use Unix in general so they can deal with Apple shenanigans and Adobe. Using Linux or Unix on a desktop is added pleasure because everything is just better and more explicative - no more "you aren't admin" or "error 0xsomething refer to this outdated knowledge base". You're the actual owner of your machine. Supporting OSS is a no brainer. Millions of people in the world use Chrome, Firefox to do their jobs. Entire industries flourish on it. Let me fix that for you: you have elected to use a system that the software you wish to run does not support. I don't think Linus Torvalds said "Affinity Designer? Not on my kernel!"
  13. Jesus the salt about Linux is astonishing. And the slander against open source software and developers too. I'm a full time developer at my company, a one man army really (unfortunately for my sanity), I do UX, web development, devOps, just about everything not media production related. Our current stack is mainly made out of Node and React, which are currently some of the leading technologies in this field. We also use Gitlab, Docker, WordPress, Nginx, Webpack, and other open source software backed by companies like Canonical, Docker Inc., Facebook, Twitter, AirBnB, Google, Automattic and so on. Software written by professionals and people giving out their free time to improve the web development world. I also happen to have a degree in graphic design, with a thesis on UX. So I've been training for years on the Creative Suite, and I did courses on rendering and animation (a bit of AutoCAD, and a lot of 3DS Max and Blender) and movie making (with Adobe Premiere). I used all OSs, just about every major version, though I stopped using Macs in 2013 because the value proposition just isn't cutting it. Programming in Windows is a pain. I do my code in Visual Studio Code, a surprisingly open-source editor by Microsoft based on open-source libraries. It does not work easily with OpenSSH and Git (both OSS) on Windows. Git, Webpack, Yarn and NPM also happen to be really, reeeeally slow on Windows, because Defender is super annoying, and it has some strange issues with SSH itself, never really integrating itself without using PowerShell. Docker on Windows also uses VirtualBox (one more OSS software backed by a real company with real professionals) which is not the best thing. I also use 99% of the time Linux everywhere, so cmd.exe can go screw itself. I moved some weeks ago to Linux on my desktop where I do 99% of the work, Manjaro actually (which is my favorite distro but better - Arch Linux - since I was a teen, though I've been using OS X and Windows since 2009). So since I can't get my professional graphic design software on Linux, I did one simple thing: install a virtual machine with Windows XP and CS6, which also happen to be the last paid version of the Creative Suite from my days at university. Everything works as it should. I disabled the network interface so I never get bothered by malwares. And I'll be using it for many years since I actually lead the development so I can enforce a lower version of the software. Enable transparent mode and be done with it. I paid for it once and never pay again for it. Such a shame Serif isn't getting my money, but I don't care. I also don't understand the fascination kids have for stuff like Sketch. Best of both worlds, and awaiting the moment when I can go back using old Windows only for retro gaming (fun fact: audio inside virtual machines running old Windows is broken on Windows 10 and perfect on Linux). [I'm also picking up C# and game development on Linux with the experimental Unity3d port, made by a huge company called Unity you might have heard of.]
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