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NI Drivers for Debian Based Linux Distros

First time poster here so please excuse my ignorance if I am posting incorrectly.

 

I know NI supports CentOS and SUSE GNU/Linux distributions, but Debian distros are the most popular according to distrowatch.  I would like NI to consider creating 488.2 driver support for Debian based distros.  Specifically Linux Mint and Ubuntu.  I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and recently switched to Linux Mint 18.3.  Mint 18.3 works so well, I abandoned Windows 7 on my personal computer and only use Windows 7 at work (because I must).  I can use NI USB devices on Mint (and Ubuntu) by installing the driver in a Windows 7 virtual machine and passing through the USB in VirtualBox.  However this does not work for PCI cards.  Drivers are a big roadblock to migrating our test equipment off Windows so I am hoping NI considers better GNU/Linux development in the future.  Thank you.