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Re: [opensuse] We Lost One! :(
  • From: "Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:38:20 +0300
  • Message-id: <880dece00809260938q170f932o55242b935824cca7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2008/9/26 Tony Alfrey <tonyalfrey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
Luck won't help, but community involvement would. Likewise, if anyone
needs any software that is not available for Linux, then write to the
manufacturer and request it. Then let me know, and I will write to the
manufacturer as well.

I admire your zeal but I'm curious as to how many responses you get from
manufacturers even acknowledging your mail. Dassault Systèmes (Solidworks)
was one such company that I've written an email to (many moons ago)
regarding a linux port with no response whatsoever.


I do get quite a few responses, I'd say only about 1 in 10 do not
respond. In fact, the response is usually "yes, we are waiting for
more interest in Linux before investing in a Linux port". That's why I
insist that the time has come to be vocal.

Solidworks the company has not answered me, but my local distributor
has. He uses Ubuntu at home!

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Dotan Cohen

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