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Apr 23, 2000, 23:38 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Hi, my name is Tom (hi Tom...), and I'm a Windows developer." Whew, it sure feels good to get that off my chest. I've got another confession to make, though -- I'd really prefer to be a Linux developer. It's not just because I believe in the platform from a philosophical standpoint, but for reasons of practicality too. Linux ships standard with a host of free, open development tools that put other operating systems to shame, making my job as a developer much easier."

"Let's face it, Linux is a developer's dream. Are you a C or C++ developer? You get a top-notch compiler, linker, assembler, and debugger. Need some scripting tools? Hmm, you've got shell, Perl, Python, and many others to choose from. Oh, you're a Web developer? Well, perhaps you'll want to check out PHP or Zope. Of course, if you work with a group of developers, you'll want to have some sort of version control system in place, such as CVS. Finally, to make your daily work a little less of a chore, you'll have your choice of full-featured shells, and the indispensable GNU utilities at your fingertips."

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