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Old 10-09-2003, 07:17 PM   #1
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linux and windows!

What is better because all i wanna program is php/mysql, and some c++ and java, in linux i can't install photoshop, and dreamweaver and stuff. So what do you think would be better for me?
Old 10-09-2003, 07:30 PM   #2
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they say linux is better for programming (not easier). and i've heard of guys installing photoshop on linux (using win emulators, of course)..don't know about dreamwaver, but maybe i'll give it a try...
you still haven't tried linux, right? why don't you dual-boot it with windows? this way you can use them both...
Old 10-09-2003, 07:31 PM   #3
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I am on mandrake now... How can i install aim man to make it run i installed it and i don't know how to make it run. Linux seems harder to use and program in. Windows is a lot easier.
Old 10-09-2003, 09:58 PM   #4
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Talking How much time ya' got?

Interesting question...

It's all a matter of time to me. I am a newbie too with an open mind otherwise I wouldn't be here on LQ. So here is my take:

If you have a lot of time on your hands then I say jump right into Linux and the whole LAMP thang (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). If you're used to Windows than you'll have some adjusting to do and it could take some time and undoubtedly frustration to get as proficient as with Windows. Then again, if time and overall efficiency is a consideration then you might as well be concerned about application development technologies as a whole. By this I mean considering the average lines of code it takes in a given language to accomplish the same goal as another language and the learning curves associated (C++ vs. Java); also there is the maintainability and performance aspect of the apps... Object oriented vs. proceedural, garbage collection, etc. These are all things that I consider. I am using Linux (or at least trying to) solely for the Mono Project ( and that is because I am an avid advocate of .NET ( While I'm at it I might as well do some Java.

My interest in an OS is how well it can help me accomplish my goals and important tasks. The frustrating thing about Linux is that you have to spend a lot more time messing around with things that are outside of what your job is... I just want to develop applications, not configure hardware. Linux might be free but if time is money then Linux is costing me more in the long run than a upgrade license to Windows. (I know I'll get flamed for that.)
Old 10-09-2003, 10:04 PM   #5
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exactly, switching to linux is like jumping into cold water, you have to adjust to the temperature before you can start swimming


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