LondonSquirrel Posted October 22, 2020 Share Posted October 22, 2020 6 minutes ago, Pariah73 said: there are LOTS of us There's not. That's what Linux people have been saying for 20 years. If the market was really large enough, you would see far more commercial software on Linux. There is some, but it is insignificant in comparison to that available on Mac or Windows. And that's what we are talking about here: a company (Affinity) investing its time and money with the intent to make a return on that. Taking the first result I find when looking for this year's desktop share: https://www.debugpoint.com/2020/07/linux-desktop-market-share-peaked-to-all-time-high-in-june/ Windows: 86.6%, Mac: 9.2%, Linux: 3.6%. Why would Affinity waste its time and resources on such a small POTENTIAL market? Not everyone using Linux would buy Affinity. As stated, I've been in the Linux world for more than 20 years. I've heard all the arguments before, and they are the same arguments which keep coming round. The chicken and the egg. If only xyz company would release their product for Linux... But there are a lot of xyz companies on that list. I stand by my comments about some of the stupid decisions that the distro maintainers have made over the years. I am not alone in this - the mailing groups are full of contrary opinions. I used to follow them, but grew bored. Instead I wanted to do stuff instead of being involved in arguments over why systemd is better than some other init system. But people did and do (in the Linux world) expend plenty of hot air about this sort of thing all the time. I would prefer that Affinity work to improve its products with additional features, bug fixes, etc, rather than take on the task of another platform. Jeez, if Affinity did decide to port to Linux, there would be arguments (from the Linux community) about using GTK or QT or wx or whatever. I have no idea what Affinity currently uses (they may even have written their own). But Linux is a minefield for this sort of pointless argument which just gets in the way of actually doing stuff. AdamStanislav and dougdi 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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