[rescue] ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changes to IBM from Sun

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Jul 11 13:36:46 CDT 2003

On Friday, July 11, 2003, at 02:13 PM, Frank Van Damme wrote:
>> AFAIK they've been Windows-only for some time now. I'm reminded of it
>> on a daily basis, as MDT gradually leaks away memory like a sieve and
>> Windows swaps more and more incessantly :-/ Not to mention the
>> frequent random crashes and data loss...
> Time to develop a nice open source cad program...

   There are a bunch of them.  Some are even better than (though not as 
easy to use as) AutoCAD.  But .DWG files are a necessity, and people in 
"non-cutting-edge" businesses tend to shy away from anything that isn't 

   It's amusing...buy cheap shit hardware (and deal with the failures) 
because they want to save every dime, but then blow tons of money on 
bad commercial software (though I wouldn't lump AutoCAD in with this) 
when there are free alternatives that are superior in every way.

   Suits do *not* make sense.


Dave McGuire             "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL           for the occasion."       -Doc Shipley

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