I'm a construction engineer student, focusing on structural engineering. I'm looking for a new OS, and find elementary OS promising. I'm not sure though, if it suits my needs, which are:
- run 2D and 3D CAD programms
- MS Office (basically Excel)
- synchronizing my iPod Classic (the music files are stored on a mobile hard-drive)
I'm aware of the fact, that I could use "regular" ubuntu-apps, but that would break the promising gui-concept. I found winConn to run MS programms on ubuntu-based OS, but does it adapt the elementary look'n'feel ? Sometimes I have to open CAD-models out of excel-files and vice versa. Is such behaviour supported by winConn?(btw: how stable are winConn running apps any way?)
Beside this I would like to automatically switch between my GPU and the onboard GPU and improve battery time in general.(I'm most likely going to buy myself a T450s with NVIDIA 940m and under Windows NVIDIA optimus takes this part. Is there a similar tool for elementary OS?)
Hard-Drive and mail encryption should be possible as well.
Do you guys think, elementary OS is a fitting OS ?
Ps: I would have asked the elementary developer team itself, but they only link to stack-exchange ;)