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tailinlinux 01-11-2013 11:40 PM

System on Programming.
What would be the best OS Windows or Linux? In programming.

Rupadhya 01-11-2013 11:47 PM

What do you mean? Many people earn their living programming on both Windows and Linux. I personally think they are different tools for different functions. I personally used to program on the Windows platform and now I do my development on Linux. I think it really depends what you are building..

For system software, it seems that you can get more done quickly on the Linux platform. Many people have built very powerful applications for on the Windows platform.

I like Linux because people seem more willing to share their ideas and help you out with a tough problem.

Anyone else want to weigh in?

- Raj

TobiSGD 01-11-2013 11:50 PM

Usually the one you get paid programming for.

Jokes aside, it depends on your goals and needs. For example, if you are a programmer of commercial games your main platform will usually be Windows, except you are a person in charge to port the game to a different platform (why aren't OS X, iOS, Android, the BSDs or other Unix variants in your list?).

NevemTeve 01-11-2013 11:55 PM

Just simply programming, or something concrete as in 'programming in a specific language' or 'programming on a specific platform'?

kooru 01-12-2013 01:20 AM

Your question is too generic. Need more info as language programming and goals :)

mreff555 01-12-2013 10:42 PM

If you are writing a program for a company or someone else, use whatever OS they are using.
If you are writing it for yourself, write it in whatever OS you prefer.

If those answers are not good enough Use linux. This is especially true if you are programming in C or C++. They were designed in a
unix environment and make much more sense that way.

John VV 01-13-2013 02:21 AM

start with perl and gFORTRAN then move to python
windows or a linux Current and supported os will do

then move to c and c++

if you want Microsoft only code
learn c# in .net

resetreset 01-16-2013 01:41 PM

linux is better.

TobiSGD 01-16-2013 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by resetreset (Post 4871614)
linux is better.

If you make such statements it would make sense to explain how you did come to this conclusion, so that the OP can evaluate if your arguments apply to his situation.

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