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General => GNU/Linux Discussion => Topic started by: alynur on September 12, 2017, 04:40:40 pm

Title: Packages for Engineering students
Post by: alynur on September 12, 2017, 04:40:40 pm
Hello Peppermint people. I'm trying to help out a friend of mine who has a son who just started studying engineering and he needs to secure a laptop for him. Of course I'm suggesting a used laptop, money is tight, and installing Peppermint on it. I believe he is studying civil or mechanical engineering. Besides FreeCad, what other engineering packages would you guys recommend? He is leaning towards a Windows laptop but I'm trying to convince him that he may end up spending more for the software he needs than the actual laptop. I asked for a list of the software he'll need but I still haven't received it. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks guys.  :-\
Title: Re: Packages for Engineering students
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 12, 2017, 05:03:08 pm
If he's  going on some kind of engineering course it'd be best to find out which software they're likely to be using on the course.

You'd not be doing him any favours talking him into Linux if it would impede him on the course ;)
Title: Re: Packages for Engineering students
Post by: Timo on September 15, 2017, 11:15:31 am
If he's going to use Linux he should have a properly working windows VM.

If he's even allowed to install the CAD software they're using on a private PC that is. But having a properly working windows VM is probably still useful, that's just what you're expected to run.