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LINUX and CommandCNC fears

Postby tcaudle » Tue May 22, 2018 1:51 pm

We hear often that users are afraid of switching away from Windows based (often obsolete ) controls to the LINUUX based CommandCNC. I did up a Q & A based on a lot of the questions I get in e-mail and on the phone. Maybe this will help remove the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about LINUX.

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Re: LINUX and CommandCNC fears

Postby motoguy » Tue May 22, 2018 3:50 pm

I was concerned about moving from Windows (Mach) to Linux (CommandCNC) as well. You'll find several posts here and on the CandCNC forum where I was questioning CommandCNC users, up to a year before I made the switch.

Once I made the switch, I never looked back. CommandCNC offers many benefits over Mach, and no downside that I can see (now that Scananything works w/ CommandCNC).
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Re: LINUX and CommandCNC fears

Postby Largemouthlou » Tue May 22, 2018 6:11 pm

Found that very informative Tom!! Thanks
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Re: LINUX and CommandCNC fears

Postby WyoGreen » Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm

After I converted to CommandCNC, I liked Linux so much that I converted my office computer to Linux also. A couple of times a year I come across something that I need Windows for, but otherwise I never boot up my windows computer anymore.

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Re: LINUX and CommandCNC fears

Postby urbnsr » Wed May 23, 2018 6:34 am

I've only used LinuxCNC, or going back far enough, EMC2. The package is stable and is very flexible. The group of people who make LinuxCNC what it is, always go above and beyond when needing help - all for free, software-wise. We have discussed offering donations but I don't think there is a vehicle to handle it.

I looked into CommandCNC, and while I am not 100% sure, I suspect that some configuration flexibility may have to be made unavailable in order to offer the features that it can provide. It makes sense to me to do this in order to support the system. Unfortunately, I like the way my table is setup and while I recognize the increased features of CommandCNC, my table works and then I think, why fix something that isn't broken.

I may re-visit ComandCNC someday, though... Linux O/S has been a part of my computing since 1993 or 1994. I like it.

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