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    mzzfdrc got a reaction from SrPx in Affinity products for Linux   
    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.
     
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    mzzfdrc got a reaction from toltec in Affinity products for Linux   
    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.
     
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    mzzfdrc got a reaction from msdobrescu in Affinity products for Linux   
    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.
     
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    mzzfdrc got a reaction from msdobrescu in Affinity products for Linux   
    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!"
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