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#1 posted 10-20-2018 02:26 PM


Thanks for the reply. I don t want to get too far afield, but my issue with Red Hat/Fedora Core was that you had to go out and find the MP3 player as their philosophy was only to support what was truly open source. I think I ll have to try out PClinuxOS.

- lumberingon

PCLinuxOS also discourages the use of proprietary software unless it is in the repository. It has to do with unrecognized “dependencies” I think. I encourage you to give it a try. Just keep in mind that it no longer supports 32 bit, in case you are using an older computer. I think most distros are that way now. One of the big differences is that PCLinuxOS uses a rolling update system rather than a scheduled system. You can go to the repository and update your system, including the kernel, any time you want to.

I ve been looking into the CAD programs for a while, but again, it s just what I seemed to encounter. FreeCAD does look like a great program, it just seemed like in my searches there was more support for Fusion 360. That could just be the way I went about my searches, and there is nothing to say that I won t move over to FreeCAD later. I’m just trying out Fusion right now to see how it works out.

- lumberingon

I’m running Windows 7 Home in a VM. So, I could try Fusion 360 and may do so. I could also try Creo as Oldnovice suggested, but, if I’m reading the system requirements correctly, it requires a higher version of Win 7 like Professional or Enterprise. I would really like to have something that works in Linux. So, I will continue looking into FreeCad.


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