Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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RE[3]: Development
by zhuravlik on Sun 25th Nov 2012 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Development"
zhuravlik
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2009-08-24

>The only thing you said which wasn't total nonsense was "VS itself is good for a total newbie".

Yes, the other things I said are really total nonsense for those who use VS only and develop for Windows only.

I don't say that anything is good or bad. But trying to move someone to Windows development in the thread devoted to free and open source software, I think, is just one more nonsense here.

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RE[4]: Development
by henderson101 on Mon 26th Nov 2012 16:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Development"
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RE[5]: Development
by zhuravlik on Tue 27th Nov 2012 18:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Development"
zhuravlik Member since:
2009-08-24

And my points are:

http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/
http://netbeans.org/
http://www.eclipse.org/

All of them are free and feature-rich.

And also all of them (and software created using them) work on:
Windows
OS X
Linux
Solaris/*illumos
*BSD
[more to come, haiku is already in progress, afaik]

And for .net there's Windows-only, as Mono is castrated to Web mostly, and don't include wpf and so on, and also there are tons of native-bindings in such popular apps as paint.net. Yes, I forgot about MonoDroid.

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