Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:35 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux Some people hate the idea of adding proprietary software to their desktop Linux. For these people, there are Linux distributions such as gNewSense that use only free software. For the rest of us, who use distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu, there are times we either want to, or feel forced to, add proprietary programs such as Adobe Flash or Skype or the ability to play proprietary audio and video formats such as MP3 or commercial DVDs to your Linux desktop. Here's how to do it.
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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

I'm still not seeing a comparable barrier to adoption.

The major open source IDEs and compilers are available for Windows.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

The major open source IDEs and compilers are available for Windows.


Try installing these on Windows:

http://www.scratchbox.org/

http://valgrind.org/

... or any of the curses applications.

You might be able to get stuff working on Windows, but many things are easier and better supported in Linux (because that's where the user/developer community mainly sits).

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