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  1. It never will be until they resolve their distribution issues which they simply do not even acknowledge. Even Linus Torvalds refuses to use other distro's because of that. What Windows did was to move common user space features into the kernel. The Linux community refuses to do that for ideological reasons. The net result is that application developers can't rely on many standard features out-of-the-box, from distro-to-distro, therefore fragmenting application developers across multiple distro's and effectively tieing them to specific distro's with certain addons. Those addons also have
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  2. Maybe 2021 will be the year of Linux on the desktop, but given that this has been predicted every year since about 2003 I would not hold my breath. LabVIEW will never be open source. It would not make sense, nobody outside of NI would be able to maintain it. LabVIEW is not the Linux kernel which is of huge interest to millions of others. The area of the intersection on the Venn diagram of skilled enthusiastic LabVIEW developers, ultra-skilled C++ developers, and those with enough spare time is approximately zero. The full complement of engineers at NI can barely make any progress into the
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  3. The problem with the argument about better mergeability if LabVIEW would use a text based file format is that XML and really any format that can represent more complex data structures, can not easily be merged with current tools. It doesn't even fully work for normal text based languages as the merge tool can NOT determine what to do when two code modifications occurred at the same or immediately adjacent line location in a text file. You end up with conflicts that have to be resolved manually. While that is doable although not fully painless for normal text based languages, XML and similar f
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