Phrased in the more usual manor: "when hell freezes over". It's highly
unlikely that Autodesk would expend the effort to gain such a small segment
of the CAD community, specially considering their "you will do it my way and
like it" attitude.
Autodesk use to have unix, apple and dos and eventually windows
versions. All but windows were dropped many years ago because they
represented a very small portion of their client base, and I assume
they simple were not profitable areas. I seem to remember that apple
had a larger share than unix at the time.
I honestly don't see them ever supporting unix/apple or any other
operating system unless a significant percentage of desktop machines
have it, and similar compeditors products are offered for other
operating systems again (Such as microstation, which dropped support
for all but windows several years back as well).
Yes, they'll go where the money goes. Now their working on forcing users to
upgrade every year or else. The only benefit is keeping money flowing to
AutoDesk. They'd attach a vacuum hose to your wallet if they only could. It
is a Microsoft mentality and Microsoft users seem to put up with it.
I don't understand the constant comparisons between Autodesk and Microsoft.
There simply is no similarity. Microsoft does *not* attempt to force anyone
to upgrade on their schedule; Autodesk does. Microsoft provides a virtually
continual string of updates, bug fixes, and running improvements to existing
versions of its products; Autodesk does not. Microsoft lets users upgrade to
the current versions of their products from just about *any* previous
version; Autodesk does not. By and large, Microsoft's prices are very
reasonable, considering the functionality their applications offer; Autodesk
... well, name *any* MS application that costs anything close to $3000.
What was the laqst version that was Linux compatible
or had a Linux version?
I still have my old version 9 & 10 Autocad for DOS.
I remember having to use the dos memory extender.
Probably still have it around here somewhere.
Even if I were to ge tit running I probably couldn't save Acad2002 files
down to version 10 compatibility. What a load of crap.
If it weren't for Autocad the number of offices using Linux would
If i remember well, autodesk rewrote the whole autocad into C somewhere
around release 13 to be able to support other OSses easyer.
That's why release 13 was such a crap.
There also was a rumour around release 13 that microsoft pushed(blackmailed)
autodesk to support only windows or they would 'create' their own cad
Don't know if it was true or just smalltalk.
So, if autocad is completely written in C, is it not just a matter of using
the right compiler to create a version for windows / linux / mac ??
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