I was reading Brett Legree's
(link dead, sorry)
site and followed a link to Q10 because
it sounded interesting.
Imagine my surprise when the first text to hit my eyes was this:
Q10 runs under Windows.
No version for Linux or Mac is planned.
Ehh? Folks don't usually go out of their way to tell you what
their product WON'T run on, do they? I suspect some hard feelings
here, maybe somone who has been mishandled by a few Linux or Mac
Or maybe (and wouldn't this be ironic) the developers are tired
of hearing requests for Linux and Mac versions?
Well, whatever: this product is for Windows only and they want
to be darn sure we Unixy cretins know that. So don't bug
us about it, okay, because NO OTHER VERSION IS PLANNED.
Yeah, yeah, Linux and Mac market share are growing by leaps
and bounds, but NO VERSION IS PLANNED. Got it? Yes, we know
Vista sucks, even Microsoft execs know that, but you just aren't
listening: NO LINUX OR MAC VERSION IS PLANNED.
Well, sure, yes, it is a free product so we really would have
nothing to lose and everything to gain by suggesting that someone else might
want to use that source and hack out a better.. I mean "diffferent"
version, but sheesh, we can't do that because NO VERSION IS PLANNED.
And yes, we could do it ourselves, we know it isn't that hard, but
we aren't going to dirty ourselves like that. Windows is Pure, and
Mac and Linux are all yucky and demeaning and that's why NO VERSION IS PLANNED.
So: download our Windows version and run it under emulation if that's
what you need to do because (and I'm only going to say this one more
time) NO LINUX OR MAC VERSION IS PLANNED.
OK? Are we all on the same page now? Windows version, yes, Linux
or Mac version, no.
It's really very simple..
Why are you all starting up your email? No, you are not going
to send email requesting a Linux or Mac version, are you? It's not
going to do any good - I already told you, NO VERSION IS PLANNED.
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