First off; hello and allow me to introduce myself. My name is Steve and I'm in the process of migrating my laptop to linux ( SuSe 9.3; kernel 22.214.171.124-20a ). I've been trying to find a friendly place to learn from other linux users and possibly meet some fellow nerds in the Houston area
I'm mainly a web programer; although I've dabled in some other ( windows ) based languages. I love PHP, but I want to expand into linux desktop application development ( once I get enough experience with the OS ). Which leads me to the topic of this post...
I was at barnes and noble last night browsing through their magazine area and picked up the current issue of LinuxFormat ( the one with the Fedora double sides DVD ) and they had an article about a cross-platform, visual basic-esque type of language called "Real Basic" that's available. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with it and if it would be a waste of my time to try to learn it? I think it might catch on if the people who develop it actualy put forth some effort to make it able to "compete" with VB6/.NET ( although that's a moot point on linux and Mac Os's ). Opinions?
Also, speaking of the new linux format...
Somewhere in the middle of the magazine there was a review of a piece of software that acted like the Mac OS X dockbar for KDE. I wanted to try it out but I can't seem to remember the name of the application; if anyone here has this particular issue and wouldn't mind telling me the name of the app I would apreciate it. It looked pretty sweet.
Anyway, looking forward to hearing what y'all think.
- Steve ./ Monkee