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Additional notes for newcomers.
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Computer Aided Design. Again a high specification machine is advised. CAD can do a lot of manipulation of data so the faster the machine the better. Large screen sizes are also advised to minimise zooming and show finer detail. CAD software can be very expensive. Check Shareware versions
Programming. Most programming can be done on a reasonably low specification machine during the coding phase.. However compiling, testing and running may require a higher specification. Some programming tools will benefit from the higher specifications due to the development environment overheads. Tools for microprocessor development generally do not require high spec machines.
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The software you choose to use for whatever tasks you wish to perform can be sourced from a wide variety of suppliers. Commercial software will in general require you to purchase outright before you know whether it is right for your application. There are exceptions where you will be able to get trial version of earlier software releases. eg Serif. , ULEAD. who often have versions of software on magazine cover disks or download from their web site. These software suppliers generally require you to contact and register the product. You may be be contacted about upgrading to the next version, though there is no license requirement to do so. Again upgrade if you wish, or if the newer version performs additional tasks the free version does not.
Don’t forget Shareware Try before you Buy. Too many program types to mention here. Every subject you can think of. Hobbies, programming, CAD, Graphics. They usually have nag screens as a prompt to purchase after a trial period. However if it is not for you just uninstall and try another. Search on Net for more.