Selling Linux to Windows Users

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Dec 9 15:50:27 UTC 2008

2008/12/9 Robert Holtzman <holtzm at>:
>> Windows has software for professionals. In my profession, engineering,
>> what CAD software is available for Linux?
> It depends on whether 3D modeling is needed.

3-D modelling isn't exactly CAD, either. If I am designing a more
efficient airplane wing, I need CAD. Even if I am developing a press
for making keys, I need CAD.

> It's too bad ProE discontinued linux support.

Too bad, indeed.

> On paper, their job is to make money for their shareholders by
> satisfying customer demand. In practice, customer demand be damned. Lock
> in is merely the tool they have chosen to use instead of actual product
> improvement to enhance usability (not the same as feature creep).

Making money is not done by satisfying customer demand in any
industry. Well, prostitution _may_ be an exception.

Dotan Cohen


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