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General Mach Discussion / Re: We need Linux port
« on: November 15, 2006, 06:39:59 PM »
HAHA! plz nobody misunderstand my intentions here, im not bashing anyone for choice of slogan wording or bashing winders per-se....well i did bash windows some :P

I certainly would not like this thread to devolve into some re-hash of the old and tired "windows vs linux" drivel. ON that note i will add that linux is very stable and Ubuntu works great, its when you try and run non-native software designed for windows that the trouble starts.

I have checked out http://www.linuxcnc.org/   I DO think that what they are doing is much needed, however at this point it does not have the level of polish, and wonderful, supporting community that MACH does (i.e you all)   ;D

Linux is getting bigger and better all the time, and i would just like to bring it to the table. There will be a point when linux is just as easy as windows (as if windows was easy) and Ubuntu is getting close. As long as we have the dialog out there, perhaps Art and his team can keep this in mind for the future. It might not even be as hard as we think. Who knows, we all might learn something.

At the very least, it would be nice to figure out a way for Wine to run Mach for starters. And of particular interest is LazyCAM.

So, to sum up:
 I am a veteran windows user, been on it since 3.2
Im also a fan of linux.
I now prefer linux, for personal reasons.
I have been using Mach for nearly 3 years

open minds and willing fingers may bring this about, if anyone is willing to work on this, lets talk :)

General Mach Discussion / We need Linux port
« on: November 15, 2006, 02:52:21 PM »
Honestly, converting a PC to a controller for $159 just isnt true. WIndows costs a minumum of $100.

A PC being a Personal Computer can run any OS, it doesnt inply that it is a Windows system.

CAD/CAM is a techy thing. I am sure theres plenty of ppl out there who wish MACH ran under linux. IM no Linux guru so i can't do it myself, all i can do is beg and plead that someone help make this software run under a sane and free OS, which windows is not  :D

The dawn of Vista is upon us, and im scared. The headache being created by MIcrosoft for developers looms upon you! BE AFRAID!

LOL, ok seriously. A machine controller should be able to run on a system like linux/unix. WINDOWS is CLUNKY! not designed for direct control of peripherals. I would bet half of all your coding problems deal with tricking windows out of doing what it wants to.


Thank You

P.S. I have been using Mach softawre for 3 years now and love it.

/rant off

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