On Fri, 2010-10-08 at 19:21 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote: > On 10/8/10 5:55 PM, Warren Young wrote: > > On 10/8/2010 4:40 PM, Les Mikesell wrote: > >> On 10/8/2010 5:25 PM, Warren Young wrote: > > I think the explanation is different: they tried for a few years to drum > > up support for FB on Linux, too few customers showed up, so they decided > > to refocus on the two platforms that do make them money. > Probably everyone using this tool will have Windows and Macs to test their > output anyway. If you have that, why work on a platform where you have to fight > against the kernel to get a working video driver and against the distribution to > get a working java? I'm sorry your software stinks so bad; but I have no issues with video drivers and Java on LINUX is ubiquitous. > > Y'all may recall a different example: Word Perfect was also once offered > > on Linux for about a year, then pulled. OpenOffice wasn't even around > > at the time, so you can't blame competition. Corel had a near open > > field to play in, and still couldn't make a buck. > Did you ever try that product? Yes, I used it for years. It certainly wasn't awesome, but it was very serviceable. > Even free it wouldn't have been a win against > Word on Windows - which was getting bundled on most new PCs at the time anyway.