Is Linux Really A Programmers OS?
I read somewhere Linux was a programmers OS, I can't remember where I read this but it caught my attention. Anyways after reading this I decided hey, maybe I should try using linux more. I already had linux installed on my other partition but I kept using windows cause I was so used to using mIRC, microsoft word, and all those other windows programs I had grown attached to. So instead I reformatted my entire hard drive and went with one clean install of slackware 9. Now ever since I've started using Linux as my sole OS I feel I have learned more about programming and computers in general than ever before, all in like 2 weeks if that. Maybe its the fact that I can type man strtol and read the stuff from my terminal rather than off a website. Or maybe it's the fact that I can actually download sourcecode for all kinds of linux programs off the internet. Whatever it is, I feel there is more support for programming in Linux in the form of good references, tutorials, sourcecode etc and I'm starting to think that Linux really is a programmers OS. Don't get me wrong I love windows but the support just doesn't seem to be there. I know there is msdn etc but there seems to be just so much more information and code examples for making programs in linux. Anyone else think so also or am I just totally mistaken here?