Re: Anything similar to Visual Basic?
I don't know about you, but when I installed Ubuntu linux (first distro I installed) I got this weird feeling about needing to write some small program for it to make it work better/easier to use...
As far as CAD/CAM/CNC stuff on linux... what kind of a CNC machine do you have? I know the CAD area of linux in general is very lacking, the only CAD program that I know of for linux sucks. I don't know about CAM... I suspect there is a couple alright CAM programs, but am not sure.
There are forums wholly dedicated linux & CNC that build their own stuff... one of those forums might be better choice to ask CNC related questions.
You can fix anything with a screwdriver and a bigger hammer.