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Old 2012-05-13, 03:16   #5
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Originally Posted by schickel View Post
I think you'll find the major reason is contained in the news story that marcel has linked on his home page.

The headline is "Patent War - Microsoft Sues Andriod Retailers". The net result is his discontinuation of anything Windows based completely (Primo and a large integer package he had avilable...)

I have been very successful installing and running the Linux version in VirtualBox. In fact, the Linux version single-threaded in vbox is faster than the native Win32 version from 2010 on the same machine....and it really tears up the PRPs when run with six threads!
I've always wondered how hard it would be to get a 'critical mass' of developers to stop developing for Windows entirely. Obviously corporations wouldn't go for it (except Apple), but the *nix community is pretty big (and sort of includes Apple)...
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