Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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by Erik on Tue 15th Jul 2003 00:25 UTC

As for compiling, at work we use both command line development tools and GUI tools under both Windows and Linux (as well as command line tools under VxWorks). KDevelop works fine, though it doesn't have all the features of Visual Studio. So even compiling need not be completely GUI-less. On the other hand there are times when using the command line tools under Windows has advantages. Although I do believe that the Microsoft world is ahead in GUI IDE's for development, it is not as simple as Windows=GUI and Linux=No GUI.