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Can Linux Get a Lift From Eclipse?

Oct 06, 2007, 12:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer DeJong)

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"Eager to shed its reputation as a tool just for Java developers, Eclipse has quickly embraced newer languages such as PHP, Python and Ruby--as well as older ones like Ada, COBOL and C.

"But when it comes to enabling native Linux development, Eclipse isn't moving as fast. It's not uncommon for applications originating from Eclipse to target Linux servers, but few are developed under the open source operating system itself, said Forrester analyst Jeffrey Hammond. In fact, only 9.6 percent of Eclipse download requests are for the Linux platform, compared with 86.7 percent for Windows, according to recent data from the Eclipse Foundation..."

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