[CentOS] OT: linux desktop market share more than 1%

Sat Oct 9 18:03:40 UTC 2010
Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com>

On Sat, Oct 09, 2010, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
>I don't believe that profit is the reason why Adobe and others don't offer a 
>Linux version of their products. I would rather say it is incompetence to 
>maintain the code that is portable across OS's. And that says something about 
>the quality of their products and skill level of their programmers, IMNSHO. I 
>think Linux community is actually better off not using any of that crap 
>software, if possible (I wonder why flash player comes to my mind right 

I really came to doubt the competence of Adobe's programmers when I tried
installing Photoshop Elements on a Mac, but it wouldn't even try to install
because I OS X installed on a case-sensitive file system.  When I see this,
it leads me to believe that they can't even bother for consistency in
file/directory names, much less more important things.

>If their software had been designed and implemented in a way one would expect 
>from a high-class professional commercial company, they would certainly have 
>next to zero problems porting it to Linux and gaining additional market (no 
>matter how slightly bigger, it's bigger nevertheless, and every buck counts). 
>The fact they don't do it shows that they find it hard to maintain their code 
>for a Linux platform. And that is a consequence of bad design and/or 
>implementation of their software, not lack of market.

See above.

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