[Haifux] Student complaints.

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Mon Feb 2 19:22:27 MSK 2009

On Monday 02 February 2009 15:51:41 Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > CAD/CAM for linux:
> > http://www.haifux.org/lectures/159/
> Orr, there is nothing that even comes close to competing with
> Solidworks. Moving students from Solidworks to anything that runs on
> Linux would be like removing MS Office and giving them Ed.

To add to this, I should note that I attended this presentation in its Telux 
incarnation, and that although it was interesting its title was misleading. 
The lecturer said that CAD/CAM programs used to be sold as dedicated machines 
that were manufactured especially for running the software, and then they 
moved to VAX and UNIX 32-bit workstations, and then once PCs became more 
popular they made a slow (and bumpy) transition to Win32. Then he said that 
these programs were still not ported to Linux, or are generally available 
there, and that it's unlikely to change soon.

The demonstration of the programs themselves was given on Windows, and there 
was even a strange attempt that didn't work in order to re-enable a program's 
licence by moving the clock backwards.

So it was pointless to give this link as an evidence that CAD/CAM is available 
for Linux.


	Shlomi Fish

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