Can Linux Get a Lift From Eclipse?

“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

“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