osViews: What Does It Mean to Choose Open Source?
Apr 14, 2004, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Monty Manley)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Kelly
McNeill for this link. ]
"I know perhaps twenty-five or thirty programmers personally;
I'd count eight of them as friends. They are all programmers like
myself: corporate IT folks whose daily lives are spent producing
in-house apps. All of us use Windows NT as a development platform;
the lingua franca is either Visual Basic or some variant of C++
(although Java is becoming more popular).
"But of all of us, I am the only one actively developing under
Linux (on my own time, of course). I have long been a user of Linux
-- I first started using Slackware in 1994, switched to Debian in
1996 -- but only recently began to do serious Linux programming. My
toolkit of choice is GTK+, and my language is straight C. I use
Glade as a GUI-builder and XEmacs as my editor..."