computer based design (CAD) programs

This week I’m incorporating a different format.

Short Answer questions (Answer all questions in Red)

1. Explain what computer based design (CAD) programs do? Then provide me examples of industries that incorporate CAD into their business.

2. What is open source software? Please research a company that decided to move entirely to open source software?  Did the move save on cost and what was the final outcome?  (Please make sure you provide the article reference. I would like to review each)

3. Describe the differences between application software and system software?  Is there a difference?

4. Which programs is more sophisticated; analytical graphics or presentation graphics? Why?

Please make sure you answer all questions prior to Thursday night November 5th and then respond to at least two other students before Sunday November 8th