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Ironically I first used Autocad on SUN Sparcs. We bought a Sparc 5 just for Autocad because PCs of the day (386) couldn't really handle the graphics needed.

Then they dropped Unix support, then dropped OpenGL support.




Back in the day Sparc was the development platform for AutoCAD and the DOS, Mac and other UNIX versions were ports.

Once Windows took off in the marketplace the writing was on the wall and the anemic sales of the Unix ports in contrast to Windows made keeping those ports unprofitable.

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