I don't know if this a good place to post this question, but here goes:
I have a friend who is in the process of getting a small contractor business
started. He was asking me about Windows. I mentioned Linux and all the
potential thousands of dollars of software savings he could have :-)
Is there any decent CAD programs available for Linux? I guess PD software
would be preferred, but he might consider commercial software, too, if
the price is cheap. He is building additions onto houses, balconies,
remodeling etc.., so he doesn't need something to design spaceships with.
I know DOS has some cheap CAD programs. Out of curiosity, how would
one of these Linux CAD programs compare to DOS/Windows world? Also,
my friend needs a basic accounting/financial type software to do
your standard small business bookkeeping type functions. Any advice
on the above would be highly appreciated, since I think it would be
really cool to get someone out of the mainstream into Linux, who would
normally march on down to your friendly neighborhood computer store and
go broke buying commercial software and operating systems. Any
Architects or building contractors out there using Linux?
By the way, I am pleased to say that I am SLowly.... getting my
organization interested in using Linux for some software tool
development - have it up on an old PS/2. Now to get some more memory,
disk space, CD Player etc... for this machine, so I can run X.
------ Michael Winters