Originally Posted by jrl1357
A good point. all the cad machines at my dads work run autocad on RHEL or SLED
Guess it's a good thing you're in Canada. I mean...when the majority of CS/CE and everything here is just geared towards Windows there's something wrong. Maybe it's just a US problem but there is almost open hostility or fear if a person mentions open source or Gnu/Linux and this is among all groups not just the "nerds".
@Plan9: I can't recall...there was a guy in the windows section (I think it was josh or jrl who started the thread "why don't you use Linux") complaining about the fact that he either had to remake the same lib or he couldn't make a profit if he used the lib (GPL). Is there truth to his complaint that he couldn't make a profit at all since it depended on a GPL work? And also...can't creating your own libs for your specific program slow down Gnu/Linux? I may have misunderstood (I'm a business major) but I thought there was a feature either in the kernel or generally included in which libs would be "stored" (lack of a better understanding/wording) once they were called so that the next time a program needs them even if it's a different program...the program would load faster? I'm sure my extremely limited programming exposure is going to show here but; wouldn't it require more space and slow things down if everyone just made their own private libraries to use for each individual program? I mean isn't that a contributing problem for Windows?