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Said Goodbye to Windows This Week

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Snog, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    After being a hard core Windows person for many, many years I said goodbye to Windows and have changed all of my operating systems to Mint.

    So far I haven't found anything that I can't do in Mint that I could do in Windows. As a matter of fact, in many cases Mint does things better. :)

    And now I've also installed Eclipse for my add-on development and that has been one great upgrade for me. I'd recommend Eclipse to anyone doing add-on development.
  2. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

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  3. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    Don't play games on my computer.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member


    Have you ever tried PhpStorm?

    Just wondering :) People like what they like, but having used most IDEs I can't imagine myself going back to something Eclipse based.
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  5. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    I'll look into it. But there's one advantage to Eclipse... it's free. :D
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That is true :)

    They occasionally do some decent discounts though.

    What were you using before Eclipse?
  7. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    Notepad and Wordpad :eek:
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  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  9. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    Not even Notepad++?
  10. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    Yep..Whoa. :)

    Any time I would forget the syntax for a particular function I'd have to go look at it. Not any more. :D

    Nope. :)
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member



    Seriously, I can't even imagine trying to develop using Notepad.

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  12. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    It's no joke. I have never used any sort of development tool until now. All notepad and wordpad.

    I'm not the only old school developer. I know people using gedit for large scale commercial use C programs.
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  13. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Real man use notepad and vim :LOL:
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  14. Zynektic

    Zynektic Well-Known Member

    Haha, I do all mine in Notepad++
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  15. keith.arvixe

    keith.arvixe Active Member

    Welcome to the dark side of amazing OS's haha XD
  16. timothy259856

    timothy259856 Active Member

    How about Sublime 2? :D
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  17. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    IIRC Kier said in a post here that before joining to Jelsoft (or before the release of vB 3) Mike was using Notepad to code.
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  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That was more than 15 years ago.
  19. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    But it's java based, and I hate to install java/jre.

    I also tried Linux Mint, Linux Lite.
    But Ubuntu 15.04 works really great for me.
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  20. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They all are, really.

    PhpStorm is also Java based but I've never had performance issues with it like I had with Eclipse. Anything I used which was Eclipse based - including Zend Studio - I eventually ended up despising.

    On Windows, PhpEd is an excellent option as it is a native Windows app. But, of course, PhpStorm is cross platform so that was ultimately what led me to leave PhpEd when I started using a MacBook in addition to Windows on my desktop.
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