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Yes Autodesk, I am fully fucking aware of the fact that it is not made for Linux but for what reason do you feel the need to block me from downloading it?! You know, there is Wine and there are also VMs... fucking pricks

And then they even start mixing languages 👏

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  • 20
    I hate this attitude that some companies seem to have. “Oh no, you could hurt yourself by downloading this app that’s not made for your system, therefore we will block you from downloading it because we know better.”
  • 13
    Well...it is that or getting thousands of emails asking why the .exe is not running on their shiny Linux distros.
  • 1
    Also... where did my Wine go? 😡 I can't right-click and select to run using Wine, I can't find it in activities... But it's installed... *sigh*
  • 10
    @AleCx04 They could put a warning but still provide a "download anyway" link, which redirects to a page where you select your version.

    also :
  • 18
    They switch to German to show they're really serious about this.

    *hides from the stereotype police*
  • 1
    me: *downloading the EDGE-Win10 VirtualBox image from Microsoft*(the only image that's 64-bit)
  • 6
    @freakko My native language is German and I approve
  • 3
    Do you unterstütz?
  • 1
    @D3add3d
    At this pace, I look forward to your comment saying you just bought a new Windows desktop PC.
  • 2
    Can you beat it by spoofing your user agent?
  • 0
    @bahua already did
  • 1
    @Brosyl nah... I have Windows 10 installation on an SSD but the EFI partition got fucked when Ubuntu installer decided to ignore the fact that I told it to install grub on the drive where it installed Ubuntu and it installed it on the EFI partition on the SSD
  • 0
    @Brosyl mmm i guess they could but why?
  • 0
    @AleCx04 Because they care about their users and try to not decide what's best for them ?
  • 1
    @Brosyl or because they care about their users and would rather not have them spend memory on something that is uninstallable on their machine?

    We can flip this either way really dude. The idea of being able to download something that is uninstallable on your machine just because you can and getting upset about it seems kinda.....well.......childish.
  • 1
    @AleCx04 Caring is not forbidding. I care about my friend's comfort, but it's up to him to decide if he wants to buy a crappy computer instead of the one I advice him. Should I be the one selling it, I won't refuse to sell it, just warn him and let him decide.
    I'd rather decide for myself if I want to spend storage on something. As long as they warn the user that the program won't work on this particular machine, the user should be able to decide if he wants to download it anyway. There is multiple reasons why one could want to download a program knowing that he won't be able to install it as is, and it's not their concern to know why.
  • 0
    @AleCx04 you actually can't get onto this page unless you buy software, just sayin'...
  • 0
    @Brosyl like which one? I am legitimately curious
  • 2
    @AleCx04
    You could have a VM in which you want it to run (or Wine, in the case it would work), you could download it to install it on a non connected Win machine or partition (because of hard/software issues and no time/money to lose on fixing, or security concerns in some cases), you could download it to put it on an USB because you want to install it on some friend's PC later, because he's afraid to fuck up the installation and you're a (too) kind guy, or you could want to install it later on your Windows partition and just thought about it while working on your linux partition, so you wanted to launch the dl right now to gain that time later when you'll switch to Windows...
    I'm sure there might be less obvious and better reasons out there, because when you've spent some time on the Internet, you can be amazed at all the more or less valid reasons people find to do unorthodox things with their system. If we had to restrict them "because we care", we would live in Apple's IWorld.
  • 0
    @Brosyl fair enough. That seems pretty reasonable to me.
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