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Ubuntu and CNC programs.
« on: January 26, 2009, 03:50:35 PM »
Is Ubuntu a good enough alternative to Win XP in order to run Cad/Cam programs like Mach3 etc. for cnc machining?

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Re: Ubuntu and CNC programs.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 04:21:54 PM »
Mach3 will not run on Linux you need W2K, XP or dare I say Vista
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Re: Ubuntu and CNC programs.
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 07:10:29 PM »
ubuntu is for running EMC,

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Re: Ubuntu and CNC programs.
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 06:11:59 PM »
You can run Windows programs under the Windows emulator called "Wine", but since mach3 relies on some clever driver-level operations i won't pretend to understand, and is highly time-critical, I think you could well be on a hiding to nothing. I'd go for a clean install of XP Pro with any non-essential functions stripped out.