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Why I never seen any good SEO software support linux?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spinness, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. spinness

    spinness Newbie

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    I really hate SEO software only support only windows, most of us using Dedicated server instead of running our own PC. And when you order/rent dedicated server, it is always much cheaper and easier for linux than windows. So why the hell all developer like GSA, RankX, Scrapebox only support Windows? Because they cannot convert .NET to Java or whatever in linux? In my opinion, all of these companies are don't care much about customers.:cool:
     
  2. CallmeReaz

    CallmeReaz Junior Member

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    It depends on what you're trying to do.

    Most "mainstream" software only supports Linux because 99% of the time that's all the mainstream want. Most average Joe's don't even know what Linux is, yet alone use it.

    Then again, there are lots of examples where quite technical developer software is only available on Linux. Things like Puppet Labs, Git and other developer software work horribly on Windows, yet are a breeze on a Linux PC with terminal open.

    The SEO industry is mostly made up of "non technical" people ie: Non developers. So it makes sense for them to target the non technical operating systems, which is Windows and sometimes Mac. Although Mac is a pretty good system for bridging the gap between the technical and non technical worlds.

    It's annoying much it's not going to change soon!
     
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  3. Bleght

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    There might be a valuable niche on Linux, but nobody is brave enough to try it since development costs might be quite high and it will be quite difficult to keep your software proprietary. I guess the Linux developers tend to go the SaaS way, providing web panels with subscription options.
     
  4. Aatrox

    Aatrox Supreme Member

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    A good amounts of marketers who use these software, are running Windows. And even more of us have windows VPS where we have all of our tools. I'm running OS X but have VPS that has all of my tools. So they don't lose much customers who are on linux or OS X.
     
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    it's just not a good investment to develop & update on linux for the few users using it, when most of them can get a windows VM.
     
  6. daanval1

    daanval1 Newbie

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    Hi dude,
    I think it may be due to the reason that Linux is not a user friendly platform... It will be difficult for a normal person to use Linux. It can be handled by only trained persons