November 15, 2000
Choosing Open Source: What does it mean?
Author: JT Smith
From OS Opinion: "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 hoice is GTK+, and my language is straight C. I use Glade as a GUI-builder and XEmacs as my editor." -Submitted by Kelly McNeill
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