Response for Duncan Lithgow about CAD
Duncan Lithgow said in another thread that "I will never get rid of
windoze totally because I need to run AutoCAD sometimes."
I hate to see anyone suffer needlessly. Buy either Crossover or
LinuxCAD. Crossover is the longer term solution for any other Windoze
programs you may be forced to use in the future. It's based on the Wine
project < http://winehq.org/ >. LinuxCAD is a direct replacement for
AutoCAD: if you know one, you know the other.
Yes, I know both these products are commercial. That sets some people's
teeth on edge. But, for some programs, this is the only way to get them
into the hands of users. Development and support just costs too much for
some kinds of projects. Also, from what I've seen, Linux commercial
software usually costs no more than comparable Windoze products, and
often less. This CAD program is MUCH less than AutoCAD!
Take either one or both, and you'll feel better in the morning.