Linked by David Adams on Sun 6th Nov 2011 04:34 UTC
Linux While it may seem like Linux-only projects are betraying their loyal base by developing Windows or OSX versions, I would argue that cross-platform development is actually better for Linux as a whole, better for individual software projects and their developers, and ultimately better for Linux users.
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Multi OS is the way to go
by shotsman on Sun 6th Nov 2011 06:58 UTC
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

I do a lot of dev for stuff that run on servers (currently Slowaris). I do lots of my testing on Linux (CentOS) but some some tools are Windows only.

To name two, Soap/UI & Toad/Oracle

Even my text editor of choice (UltraEdit) now works on Linux and OSX as well as Windows. Wireshark is multiplatform.
The IDE I use is Eclipse and the plugins I use are fully supported on Linux BUT, if I could have the same functionality on Linux, I could ditch Windows entirely.

My work Laptop grinds to a halt every Wednesday morning as the McAfee AV Scanner cripples the machine for 6 hours. I can't get the time it run changed as it is all locked down by a group policy. PAH!

The easier it is to switch platforms the better IMHO.
(not good for MS though)

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RE: Multi OS is the way to go
by moondevil on Sun 6th Nov 2011 09:38 in reply to "Multi OS is the way to go"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08


My work Laptop grinds to a halt every Wednesday morning as the McAfee AV Scanner cripples the machine for 6 hours. I can't get the time it run changed as it is all locked down by a group policy. PAH!


As long as you have to use Windows, I would advise against McAfee and Norton garbage. There are better anti-virus outthere that don't kill the PC while working. At least Karpesky works well for me.

Of course if you are forced to use McAfee as company police there is not much you can do about it. If you happen to have admin rights you can shutdown the process just before it is supposed to do a full scan and bring it up afterwards. In some cases this works and the full scan is skipped.

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RE: Multi OS is the way to go
by JAlexoid on Sun 6th Nov 2011 14:52 in reply to "Multi OS is the way to go"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

SoapUI is 100% Java, thus not Windows only.

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shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

So where is the Linux version on their Web site?

I'd really like an equivalent tool that is multi-platform. AFAIK, it does not exist.

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