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Feb 11, 2000, 23:40 (0 Talkback[s])
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"My main assignment at LinuxWorld was to speak with the multitude of vendor representatives, gathering information on new products specific to Linux. I did just that. It was exhausting, but I learned a great deal and enjoyed meeting with everyone. Read on to see what new products are available for Linux...."

"For those of you who find yourself saying, "I've been looking for a free program for CAD parametric modeling for a long time...", there is Matra DataVision. I learned (and promptly forgot) a bunch of cool stuff involving the manipulation of three-dimensional geometric ... things. Open Cascade 3.0 is the most current version, and is the product I was shown. Open Cascade runs on Linux, is open source and includes C++...."

"Besides clusters, the folks from HP showed off their new, state-of-the-art, 3-D graphics capabilities for Linux, which were demonstrated in a gaming environment. The hardware is OpenGL on HP VISUALIZE fx+ graphics, and there are plans to release HP's large model-rendering toolkit to the Open Source community. This will enable Linux to be used with high-end technical applications in Digital Content Creation (DCC) and Mechanical Design Automation (MDA). Seems important to me."

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