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  • Started 4 years ago by Sarris
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Vistamike mentioned this the other day, so I imaged the laptop to my backup drive and installed Zorin.

This is my first time trying out linux based OS. This one has a front end that look very much like Windows 7. It actually is Lubuntu under the hood. After Googling out most of the info I needed I was able to install the available programs I wanted, change the desktop and customize the GUI and start menu to my liking.

My old Gateway (w/ Celeron M 1 GB (max) memory) laptop runs a lot faster that it did with XP.

Here lies my question. Is there any type of professional cad program available for Lubunu (Ubuntu)?

This looks like a good OS, but ubuntu/lubuntu software availability looks a little thin.

Anyone else have experience with Zorin 12.0.4?

Posted 4 years ago
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Linux is not as thin as you would you think! Think linux, think open source, think quality


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Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 148

You could also have a look at DraftSight at , it's more like AutoCad Lt but is available for some Linux distros. There is also a Linux distro from CAE at thats aimed at engineering types and has some cad stuff with it but is a 64bit system only and likely not to run on your old laptop but you could make a live linux usb stick and have a look using another machine.

Posted 4 years ago
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Yeah as what nosparks says. draftsight might be a good alternative. We used it during our 1st year on college on our CAD subject.

Posted 4 years ago

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