Having been a long time user of Ubuntu, before moving over to Arch Linux, I thought I’ll give Ubuntu 16.10 a whirl. I have my interests vested in the development, even though I have not followed on with the last couple of releases. Continue reading “A look at Ubuntu 16.10”
It’s the one program that I always installed with any Linux distribution. Because of the word CAD and because I am a Civil Engineer (first and foremost). It’s really where my two passions collide, the opensource passion and engineering passion. It also has been the program I used very rarely.
Continue reading “A moment with FreeCAD”
As a civil engineer, I was sceptical about my switch to Linux in the Office environment. Specially as I have to deal with a lot CAD drawings on a daily basis. Most importantly these come in dwg format, the propriety file format used and abused by AutoDesk in their flagship product AutoCAD. A drafts man coming from the Windows environment might find it hard to let go of AutoCAD. It was a daunting task and it was all going uphill until I came across DraftSight. Continue reading “Best draft tool for Linux”
Linux has come a long way… No I’m not going to start this article like that. Maybe the road taken by Linux is long but compare that with a more successful and commercial propriety operating system and you might wonder why Linux has taken so long to arrive.
That is certainly a question I wonder out loud, specially when wondering about the limits I faced when using Linux as a Civil Engineer (my lesser known alter ego… ahem)
Continue reading “Switch from Windows”
This blog is back… For the past 2 years I have wandered paths that are not familiar to me, hoping to find some kind of solace that I thought would exist in those foreign grounds. But a long walk, straying off course, getting back on top to fall down again has finally ended. I have finally strolled into familiar surroundings and my path is more clear, more precise and more solemn. Continue reading “So it begins…”