shatcher wrote: Leijendeckers, jmesteve,
I prefer Linux as well, and search for any way to not have to switch over to Windows on my dualboot. However, having worked here at TheBrain for awhile, I have seen how much work goes into making the application, and also how small our Linux userbase was. Sadly, it would not be cost effective to make a version of TheBrain 9 for Linux.
I guess I do understand the reasoning of this commercial decision. And I also see the short term benefits of dropping the Linux version.
However, I feel it is a mistake. Especially since MacOS is a unix-oid OS and Android is Linux as well.
Because there is an increased interest on Linux by a broader crowd and Linux Desktops are getting easier to install, run and maintain.
It has taken me some years, until I changed over my main productive systems to Linux. And now, I see many others, starting to "play" around with Linux.
Also in the gaming industry. Despite the still (very) low percentage of Linux gamers, they are making their gaming engines running on Linux as well.
Also Vulkan, the new3D graphics and compute API, is cross-platform. And all the big hardware companies (intel, AMD, NVIDIA) are putting a lot of effort in making their products running fine on Linux.
Many of the global players continue to integrate Linux in their application/support portfolio.
So it is sad to see TheBrain to drop the Linux platform. Because many people are looking for cross-platform applications to help them in the transition to another OS (Linux) or their work on multiple platforms (at work, at home, on the road).
I was a very long time user of TheBrain (PersonalBrain, MyBrain). First on Windows, later on Linux.
But I guess, it is now time to say good bye and move on.
All the best for your endavours.