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Windows "The new Windows PowerShell is coming. Actually, Microsoft has just launched a Community Technology Preview of Windows PowerShell version 3, although the final version 3 probably won’t ship until it comes out with Windows 8. It also will be available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The CTP will install on those OSes."
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RE[3]: Monad
by ilovebeer on Mon 26th Dec 2011 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Monad"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Slightly OT : I still have to find a fully satisfying programming-grade text editor for Windows. Notepad++ and SciTE look like stuff from the last century as compared to modern Kile or GEdit...

I've heard good things about UltraEdit, but it still feels somewhat weird to pay for a text editor.

I use UltraEdit and recommend anyone looking for a great Windows-based editor to give it a spin.

As far as paying for it.. Instead of expecting everything to be free, maybe it's wise to consider that anything worth using on a daily basis may be worth paying for.

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RE[4]: Monad
by Neolander on Tue 27th Dec 2011 22:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Monad"
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2010-03-08

I use UltraEdit and recommend anyone looking for a great Windows-based editor to give it a spin.

As far as paying for it.. Instead of expecting everything to be free, maybe it's wise to consider that anything worth using on a daily basis may be worth paying for.

I can understand that, but I also make a difference between stuff that I use at work and stuff that I use on my spare time. Advanced text editors fall in the latter category, and so they are not funded by my employer but by my student budget. Said budget being far from infinite, I tend to be careful about purchases that cost above ~$20, especially if it's as volatile as computer software.

Plus, I do not code on Windows on a daily basis. Most of my work happens on Linux, and I only consider Windows as a side platform that anyone but me uses, and that I must as such support and write documentation chapters for. So it's not about finding an everyday tool for me, more about finding something which I can use occasionally without too much hassle and which I can recommend to other people.

I recently discovered Geany on Linux, which is quite nice and has a Windows version. Maybe I should give said version a spin.

Edited 2011-12-27 22:47 UTC

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