I would probably love to run ArchiCAD on Linux. And there is allready a really good office suite for Linux too. But I would need to run Rhino, Solibri, Teams and TwinMotion at least on it too. I really want a seamless cloud syncronization too, and there are alternatives to DropBox, like ownCloud. I would be willing to tackle that too, if there would be all the others I mentioned available. But there aren't.
Unfortunately I have to concur with Bricklyne Clarence, that we'll never see this Linux option. I mean, at least most of us won't. Maybe the newest generation of architects will, let's give them some hope.
In this situation at the moment, after WWDC announcement, that all Macs are doing a rapid transition to ARM processor's, I need to decide what to decide with our future workstations in our company. It's not gonna be $Mac Pro, that's for $ure. It's EOL'd (end of lifed) allready, after 6+ months from it's appearance, and it costs an
and a leg (no pun intended).
Softwarewise, I don't want to have that transition period experience anymore. I have seen two of them, and they do suck (from 68k to PPC and from PPC to Intel). Both did suck a big time. There is no announcement from graphisoft either, if they will transition their softwares quickly to ARM, or if they will ever do that. Rosetta 2 is not something I would count in. And the promise of that "Intel is still upported for years to come" - I don't believe it, it will not be supported as a viable option, at least not in practice it will.
Unfortunately there is no ArchiCAD for Linux, and most of the above mentioned vital helper programs are missing too for Linux.
So windows it will be.
For me it's good enough nowadays. And well, I don't really have a choice, do I?
That's it. We'll see how Apple is going to be ARMed later on, and I'll just think about it again - maybe, and hopefully.
AC25, Rhino6/7+Grasshopper, TwinMotion • Mac Pro 6,1 E5-1650v2-3,5GHz/128GB/eGPU:6800XT/11.6.5 • HP Z4/Xeon W-2195/256GB/RX6800XT/W10ProWS