From: "David Brown"
Subject: Re: Please help generate EDA tools for Linux
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 17:27:28 +0200
Organization: NetPower AS
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"Kevin Aylward" wrote in message
> But I hate the Unix/Linux interface. It has always been a joy to leave
> work running cadence anlog artist on Unix to get back home to using
> windows. I think its GUI interface is much, much better, despite its
> crashes. Its simple much better integrated, imo.
What a strange thing to say - "I hate the unix/linux interface". What do
you hate? The command-line interface (vastly superior to that of Windows)?
Or KDE, or Gnome, or Enlightenment, or Black Box, or any of the other
popular high-level desktops/window managers? There are certainly some unix
programs that look truely horrible, and use flat and ugly widget sets - but
you can hardly blame unix/linux for particular vendor's failings. There are
plenty of ugly and unpleasant programs on Windows - look at XP Home Edition.
I can understand old programs looking awful, but how someone can try to sell
XP as being "pretty" or "easy to use" is beyond me. Hideous is the first
word that springs to mind - and it is far more difficult to work with. For
experienced windows users, everything is changed round so you can't find
anything - for inexperianced users, everything is buried in layers of
"friendly" pretend web pages, so you can't find anything except cons to try
to persuade you that you have to give your soul ("sell your soul" is more
traditional, but that implies you get something back) to Microsoft and their
online "services" in order to use your PC. In case you hadn't guessed, I
had my first shot of XP today on a new machine which has not yet been
upgraded to W2K.
> Furthermore writing GUI software using Visual C++ is piss easy., and its
> cheap. $100 bucks for something that other vendor would charge qo time
> as much for. My class libraries cost more then the compiler.
There are plenty of tools for GUI writing on both Windows and Linux,
including a range of cross-platform tools, covering a range of prices and