There are programs that I need that are not supported by the platform (excluding games)
but in reality its not as simple as that.
I'm also stuck to windows due to games. The reason I answered the way I did was due to the fact that even if steams attempt to get games running on Linux I would still not switch form windows. One of the biggest reasons is software support in general. Don't get me wrong Linux has some great software that is free to boot. However most of thous awesome softwares also run on windows and in addition to thous windows can run a lot of the big (and not so big) production suits that wont run on linux.
Originally Posted by jrl1357
Name one other market. You can't.
If linux as an option to Affer effects I would love the hear about it. I know there where a couple attempts but as far as I know they where all pretty bad and are now mostly dead.
The final nail in the coffin for me is the uncertainty. Linux is very fragmented and whenever you need to get something running on it its always a gamble whether it will work or not. A good example of this is when I wanted to install chrome on openSuse. Well I got the official installer and ran it but it didn't work as there was apparently some package missing. Well after installing numeros package and visiting many forums trying to get the damn thing working I finally gave up on it. And honestly this kind of stuff is not that uncommon. Linux is good for specialized task but its just not well enough supported to be a viable everyday OS.Edited by Bit_reaper - 8/18/12 at 11:31am