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Old 03-17-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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We had a question come up recently when discussing our school computer purchases. Namely, what businesses use predominantly software that is on one platform?

Here are some I can think of:

Doctors and dental offices: Windows
GIS: Windows (primarily ArcGIS, but competitors as well)
CADD: Windows (AutoCADD and competitors)
Project Scheduling: Windows (Primavera and competitors, MS Project)

Banks and Finance: Windows

Office software (spreadsheet, writing, presentation): not platform dependent

File Servers: Linux, Windows
DB servers: Linux, Windows
internet servers: Linux, Windows

VM: Linux, Windows

Art: Mac (? - I'm not sure about this)

Animation: Linux (? - I'm not sure about this)

Sales: (CRM) Either Windows or cloud - so platform independent (?, not sure, I'm not in sales)

Collaboration: platform independent

Schools (elementary / high school): Mac ???

Any others you know of?

Any changes to the above?

Remember, I'm looking for software packages that dominate an industry. Like Primavera for scheduling does. Deltek and others are out there, but they are, practically speaking bit players. OTOH, MS Project is a major player, but in different industry segments from Primavera. E.g. Project is seen more in software design houses, Primavera in construction. Both are on Windows.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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I just noticed that AutoCADD has expanded to include the Mac platform since I last used it.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:33 PM
 
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Default Which platform is the best?

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We had a question come up recently when discussing our school computer purchases. Namely, what businesses use predominantly software that is on one platform?

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Art: Mac (? - I'm not sure about this)

Animation: Linux (? - I'm not sure about this)
The best platform is a freeware online service. As we know Web-technologies are cross-platform and available in a browser everywhere.

Talking seriously Windows is out of competition now. The same I would say about art. You can design, paint, write music in Windows. That's enough to create both a simple thing and a masterpiece. Why does anybody want anything else?
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