NewsForge: Electronics Design Moves to Linux
Jul 13, 2004, 10:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary E. Tyler)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"Something odd started to happen a couple years ago at Advanced
Wave Research, Inc., a developer of RF, microwave, and wireless
electronics design software. From its founding in 1994, through the
release of its first product in 1998, AWD had been a Microsoft
shop, and all its products were Windows-only. But in the course of
trying to grow, the company found potential customers asking, 'What
"'They were saying, 'Come back when you're on Linux and we'll
talk,'' reports Dane Collins, executive vice president of AWR.
'This was a gatekeeper issue. [Having a Linux version] doesn't get
us in the door, but it can keep us out...'"