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From: cuijianw <cuijianw(at)> [ date: 2004-01-07 ]
I am tring to use GEDA to make schematics and use PCB to make pcbs. All of them are GPL-ware. I advise to try them. thanks.
From: slammer <slammer(at)> [ date: 2004-01-25 ]
For 8051 programming try sdcc. Is very mature and very good compiler, specially for extented Dallas 390 devices
From: Aleksandar Milovac [ date: 2004-01-26 ]
Thankss everyone for the suggestions!
From: clint <kafnir(at)> [ date: 2004-02-24 ]
I want to think you for the information that you have provided; I am currently an electrical eng student and I have been using both redhat and mandrake for years. everytimes I have school assignment, I have to go back to windows because I could not find the program required under guys in the linux community make me realize the true meaning of family, and I very pride of it.
sincerely, clint
From: Xavier Philippon <xavier.philippon(at)> [ date: 2004-02-26 ]
1) I'm trying to use gEDA to but, if I can draw a schematic xith gSchem I dont now how to link it with PCB.
2) I Think Eagle is a good tool but it's definitely not a GPLware.
From: Peter [ date: 2004-03-19 ]
Well.. to be honest. I liked the idea of the article, but..
GEDA - outstanding project - looks actually dead.:(
Scilab - works great, but the interface is ugly. (though easy to use, but colour..)

Debian Linux - probably best Distro around BUT it's magnificent package-managment system requires (usually) to do DEBs on your own.
Btw: misteriously Scilab is in distro, but marked as non-free ;)

Electrical engineer _not_ mentioned SPICE simulation software ? Doesn't look good...and try to get one on Debian :) I recommend SPICE OPUS - of course, if you can make a deb with it.

Including all Linux flaws - troubles with supporting national keyboard layouts & clipboard features in more than one grapical enviroment, poor performance as trouble-free desktop (unless someone does most of work for you), idea of using Linux simply

Great thing to learn, but for work... well, despite all efforts, professional tools still cost. A lot :(

From: Cladd <javier_martins(at)> [ date: 2004-07-15 ]
Excelente!!! Gracias a esta pagina he podido usar linux para lo que me gusta hacer, electronica.

From: JoseAlejandroH <alejandro_97007(at)> [ date: 2005-02-09 ]
Muy buen articulo, ya soy usuario linux, empeze usando Knoppix 3.7 (siempre lo cargo en la mochila) ahora uso Debian, pero me gustaria encontar un plano (para ensamblarlo) y software para un programador de Pic 16f84 q es el q ahora aprendo a usar... Gracias (Maracaibo-Venezuela).
From: Aleksandar Milovac <aleksandar.milovac(at)> [ date: 2005-05-06 ]
Could you, please, write in English!
I don't speak Spanish.
From: mikel <mikelmin(at)> [ date: 2005-06-07 ]
[en]: very nice article. I work for a power electronics company wher where we use PSim (PowerSim) to make simulations. Now, i'm looking for a programm similar to that in order to develop my tesis at home. My be Qucs?
[es]: Un interesante artículo. Actualmente trabajo para una compañia dedicada a la eletrónica de potencia donde se realizan las simulaciones con PSim (PowerSim). Para realizar la tesís doctoral por mi cuenta, necesito encontrar algún programa análogo.¿ ha probado alguien Qucs?
[eu]: oso artikulu baliagarria. Lan egiten dudan empresan PSim(PowerSim) erabiltzen dugu simulazioak egiteko. Orain, etxean, tesi doktorala garatzeko gauza berbera egiten duen programaren bat bilatzen ari naiz. Inork probatu al du Qucs?
From: Aleksanda Milovac <aleksandar.milovac(at)> [ date: 2005-08-23 ]
Thanks for the address, Qucs is a interesting project. I will download it an give it a try.
Check out this page:

From: Carlos [ date: 2006-07-08 ]
I'd like to drop a note about the gEDA project. It's not dead, as pointed out by Peter. It's being actively developed and maintained. If you don't believe it, you only have to check the CVS log and the mailing lists...
It's homepage is
From: watson <mountpku(at)> [ date: 2006-10-23 ]
wonderful it is!
I want everything done in the Linux OS.

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