[xubuntu-users] The Devil's Advocate

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 20:24:14 UTC 2017

On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 12:45 PM, Joao Monteiro <jmonteiro257 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Haha, noticed lol...
> I have been using Turbocad for nearly two decades and rely heavily on it for
> my electric schematics. Sadly, the software authors/company never provided
> any drivers for linux. And after a fairly deep search for alternatives, the
> odd couple of them available are exceedingly inadequate and unstable in
> behaviour for my cad needs.
> Not a Linux shortcoming, see... just one of the many cases where
> authors/developers don't bother considering linux usage for it when
> developing it.
> So the question obviously is: why don't software developers in some areas
> even bother with linux when developing their applications?
> I leave it at that... ;)

That's easy - they do not perceive the Linux market to be large enough
to warrant the development effort (which is odd considering that it's
very close to UNIX, a la MAC).

There is also the pervading FOSS environment that prevails in Linux systems.

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