Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:14 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Microsoft Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has warned users of Red Hat Linux that they will have to pay Microsoft for its intellectual property. "People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation to compensate us," Ballmer said last week at a company event in London discussing online services in the UK.
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RE[4]: Good Lord
by sjf4 on Wed 10th Oct 2007 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good Lord"
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Autocad is a rare exception to engineering software that's not available for Linux. Most engineering software was first available for UNIX, so it's not too difficult to port it to Linux.

At least where I work, more people run Windows because they want Office or Outlook than run Windows because they need some specialty science/engineering application.

MATLab, Mathematica, Maple, Fluent, Patran/Nastran, ProEngineer, Cadence, Synopsys, ModelSim, ArcGIS, Abaquas, Ansys are just a few available for Linux.

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