, a collection of electronics tools.
"A lot of attention-and hype-has focused on bringing traditional office-productivity programs, such as the OpenOffice.org suite, to Linux. However, another important-and far less-hyped-area where Linux's desktop abilities come to the fore is in engineering software, and in particular, CAD (computer-aided design).
Non-engineers tend to think of the term CAD as referring to mechanical design software, and they are partially right. We are used to seeing complicated drawings of mechanical assemblies appearing on computer screens in advertising and television. However, CAD doesn't mean only mechanical design. Electronics designers also long have used computer-based design tools to help them perform their design tasks.
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