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Which is "better" for programming?

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Which OPERATING SYSTEM is "better" for coding in?

  1. Window (6 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Linux (10 votes [55.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.56%

  3. UNIX (2 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  4. DOS (be technical, it isn't an OS) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Other (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Hyper  Icon User is offline

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:33 PM

I personally use Windows due to the popular demand.

EDIT: I meant WINDOWS not WINDOW sorry

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:34 PM

... I don't understand what you are expecting to get out of this.

It isn't very useful for me to develop Windows programs on Unix system, & vice versa. They sort of each work best for the environment that the program will be ran on.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:35 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 16 Oct, 2008 - 07:34 PM, said:

... I don't understand what you are expecting to get out of this.


Curiosity of opinions. I've heard on and off people say how horrible Windows OS is, simply because Microsoft owns it.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:36 PM

You can code in any of them and with the right tools you can code equally well in all of them. And it also depends on the language, it is little better to code C# on windows because it was designed for it and with the .NET framework.

But as far as your question, there is no right answer to this. You can code equally well in all of them.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:37 PM

View PostHyper, on 16 Oct, 2008 - 10:35 PM, said:

View Postno2pencil, on 16 Oct, 2008 - 07:34 PM, said:

... I don't understand what you are expecting to get out of this.


Curiosity of opinions. I've heard on and off people say how horrible Windows OS is, simply because Microsoft owns it.

The operation of Windows as an Operating System is completely different from developing code for use on it, in my opinion.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:40 PM

With C++, there is "portability," being able to write code on say Windows and run it on say Linux. Without any (if some at all) changes in the code.

I was asking which do you prefer to code in? Which is a better OS to work with? Does it honestly make a difference?
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:43 PM

If you use standard libraries, then your code is portable. It's when you start using OS specifics that you need to find alternative libraries & such to port your code to other environments.

The Windows API simplifies a lot of the under the hood events, & allows you to tap into Windows core potential, but I don't think that any one of them is better than the next. I guess I still don't get what you are trying to get at. Am I alone here? lol, someone please point it out to me cuz I don't get it...
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:46 PM

View PostHyper, on 16 Oct, 2008 - 07:40 PM, said:

I was asking which do you prefer to code in?

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:49 PM

I am with you Number2pencil. How can this be answered? I used to code in Windows and Linux environments, and now exclusively code in Linux. Does it make it better than the other? No, I prefer to code in Linux because I am developing apps to be used in Linux. Can I do this in windows? Absolutely, so I don't see how anyone can honestly answer this and be right.

The correct response to this post would be personal preference, one is not better than the other.

Edit - to Hyper's latest response. So wouldn't the appropriate question be what Integrated Development Environment do you prefer to code in? Not which OS!

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:55 PM

View PostNykc, on 16 Oct, 2008 - 07:49 PM, said:

Not which OS!


The question isn't a matter of which Operating System is better than the other, the question is which Operating System is "better" for coding in? It's a personal preference, which I've stated multiple times.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:00 PM

And like said 100 times before which you fail to realize. There is no better OS for coding in, regardless of personal preference it does not make it better.

I think no2 & Martyr clearly pointed this out.

I find Linux easier to access my compilers than in Windows. At work I code in Windows at home I code in Linux. Neither is better, both have advantages and disadvantages in accessibility and determine which libraries I can and cannot use given the project I am working on.

Lately I have been coding in Java - so OS is irrelevant so far to what I have been doing. My programs run fine in both.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:07 PM

View PostNykc, on 16 Oct, 2008 - 08:00 PM, said:

And like said 100 times before which you fail to realize. There is no better OS for coding in, regardless of personal preference it does not make it better.


In the english language, when quotation marks are used around a specific word, it normally is a sign (or a "FLAG" as shown) it is not of normal meaning. Not always is it meant to be taken to a literal, as just demonstrated.

The question posted is refering to personal opinion, perhaps I mis-phrased it for the majority of people to understand in the way I meant it. Putting emphasize on a word (or a group of) in a sentence when verbally speaking, changes the entire context and/or meaning of the sentence expressed.

As such, I did not mean nor did I ever say nor imply 'Which operating system is BETTER than the other?'

EDIT: I was not asking which Operating System is SUPERIOR to another. Honestly, they are all different and therefore have their ups and downs.

I had asked a simple question of PERSONAL PREFERENCE -- Which do you like or think is best to code in? <refer to list on poll>

I personally use Windows, because I play games to help me relax and think-out problems. I also talk to people to whom I send/recieve files, which are Windows-specific, which is why: I PERSONALLY BELIEVE Windows is the better to code in.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:09 PM

This thread needs to


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hahaha i made a funny
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:10 PM

That or people need to quit replying to questions that don't exist nor matter...
The prices of tea in China have nothing to do with my poll, and thus should be ignored.

Yes, you did make a funny.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:23 PM

They are right though. What purpose does building an application in a linux environment if its going to be utilized in a Windows one and vice versa?
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