[PLUG] FOSS Activity and Non-Technical People

Dnyanraj Mali dnyanraj.mali at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 18:27:20 IST 2010

Dear Vinayak,

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 6:02 PM, Vinayak Kulkarni <
kulkarnivd2007 at yahoo.co.in> wrote:

> Despite of telling all the advantages of Linux and FOSS software (.. so
> called Freedom)(..I know I am rude here) to him, he refused and said that he
> will go with XP+Hotel mgmt software which he has seen in his mate's canteen.

According to me, this is wrong way of promoting any FOSS application, That
person liked the software because he 'saw' the software not because it is
This person does not have anything to do with XP or Linux..
If you would have shown him some Open Source Hotel Management Software on
nicely configured Ubuntu like Desktop (May be you could use a WinXP like
theme for Ubuntu), he would have happily used the software..

Some people have heard some things about linux that 'it is difficult', 'no
GUI', 'Only Command Line interface' and bla bla bla.. Due to this people are
negative about it..

> Mechanical people ask us whether their favorite software AutoCAD works in
> Linux or not.
> I told them regarding other Free and Open Source Alternative to AutoCAD,
> but they were not interested to listen that.
> There comes the 'Limitation' (.. what I was talking about in the last
> post).

Yes i agree that there are limitations in using proprietary softwares like
mechanical industry softwares & some multimedia softwares.. But you might be
happy to know that some of these companies are launching or have already
launched their s/w version for Linux. e.g. Unigraphics (UGS is PLM s/w) is a
popular s/w (now it belongs to Siemens) has its linux version

> Regards
> Vinayak D Kulkarni
> (Col_VIN)
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