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Does Debian suitable for Engineering?

Postby flycloud162 » 2009-12-06 00:56

I have never used Debian before,I just wanna if it suitable for Engineering……
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Re: Does Debian suitable for Engineering?

Postby mdevour » 2009-12-06 03:13

flycloud162 wrote:I have never used Debian before,I just wanna if it suitable for Engineering……

Greetings flycloud!

The first obvious question is, what kind of engineering? What tasks?

What sort of things would make it suitable?

Just to give you a few generalities...

If there's a program in the universe of free, open source software for any particular task, it'll most likely be possible to run it on Debian as well as you can on any other Linux/Unix/BSD, etc... Not to mention there are quite a few commercial Linux products that Debian will run, many of which are leaders in their fields.

I've seen applications in the repositories for a variety of specialized engineering tasks in electronics and electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering... There are programs for computer aided drafting, design and machining, solids modeling, 3d rendering.

Debian does not, however, come already optimized for specialized applications. The stock kernel is generally set up for running servers. If you need to do fast data acquisition, for example, you might need to compile a custom kernel. It'd take some effort to configure a large multiprocessor array.

You might also look at the 120-some distributions that are based on Debian. One or more of them might already have been tweaked for whatever kind of engineering task you're contemplating.

So, a short answer to your question is, probably. You might need to do some tweaking. Debian is reliable and flexible enough to do just about anything.

Let us know more specifically what you're thinking of?

Be well!

Mike D.
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Re: Does Debian suitable for Engineering?

Postby flycloud162 » 2009-12-06 14:43

I appriciate it very much that you have given such a detail reply.
I think I've got what I want.

:) :) :)


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