Linux or Windows for devolping C++ ?

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    Linux or Windows for devolping C++ ?

    Sup peeps,
    I was thinking about moving over to linux,But thought i would post here first.

    I was thinking about buying Linux pro by SuSe that comes with the development enviroment already in the OS.Does anybody have any experiance with this? If so what are your thoughts on it versus using visual Studio?
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    Linux is more fun, but Windows visual IDEs tend to make life easier.

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    Is there no IDE in Linux like the one in visual studio? Or is it all command prompt?
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    VIM is the best I know of. Its not really an IDE but it has very nice syntax highlighting. There might be an actual IDE out there but I don't know of it since I only use command prompt.

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    To my knowledge there isn't a drag and drop IDE for linux, so you'll be coding raw. But there are nice editors available with handy dandy features. I personally prefer the shell though, call me old fashioned.

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    Borland's C++BuilderX is cross platform and has an IDE.

    The last 3 posts I've made have been about a borland compiler, I'm starting to sound like a fan boy or something.

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    KDevelop and Anjuta are pretty good IDE's for linux. But I use vi.
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    Emacs

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    vim > emacs
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    agreed. vi of course has the added bonus of actually existing on every *nix machine. Proficency in using vi is one of the basic requirements of being a respected unix person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSquared
    vim > emacs
    And of course, that expression evaluates to false.

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    Im not familair with VI. But thank for the reply's.I downloaded borlands C++BuilderX to give it a try.I dont know though,I'm kind of partial to visual studion.Net.

    So how many of you actualy develop on a Linux machine? Is it worth it or should I just stick with a windows enviroment for ease.
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    I went to linux, but went back to windows cuz linux sucked. Takes forever to get installed, and usually bugs up. Out of 4 or 5 tries over a period of time I have never gotten an install of linux to work perfect. I say stick with windows. It's the top OS on the market for a reason. Easy, reliable, and flexible (hardware and software wise).

    Though, other than personal preference in specific to the OS, coding in either is really the same.

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    So how many of you actualy develop on a Linux machine?
    PS2's dev kits use gcc, and working with the OS is much like linux if not the exact same.

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