In a developer's blog entry entitled An update on Linux support, CCP Games producer Arend "CCP Whisper" St
Linux support debuted in late 2007, at the same time as the Mac client of EVE Online was released. Both clients were facilitated through a development partnership with TransGaming Technologies, which used its Cider technology to make the Mac client, and used a similar technology called Cedega to make the game run on Linux operating systems. Alas, the effort had two different results on the separate platforms, according to St
"... we have seen the same slow, steady growth in the numbers of users of the Mac client that has characterized the growth of EVE Online throughout its history. However we have not seen any similar growth in the numbers using our Linux client," St
"The low amount of users of the Linux client did not justify the degree of additional complexity that maintaining three operating systems imposed on our development and release schedules," said St
In a separate query on the EVE Insider discussion forum, St
"There are currently no plans to drop the Mac client. There is a large and growing Mac user base and we hope to get more Mac users from the launch of Apocrypha and Premium graphics," wrote St
This story, "EVE Online Gives up Linux, but Mac Support Continues" was originally published by Macworld.