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+ - Etch Finally Released

Submitted by lpcustom
lpcustom (579886) writes "Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 released The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed "etch", after 21 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.1 of the LSB."

+ - An IDE like Visual Studio for alternative OS's

Submitted by lpcustom
lpcustom (579886) writes "Geeks often discuss why Windows is the leading operating system. I'm currently going to school for my BS in CIS. When it comes to programming, most of the courses available are geared towards Windows. Obviously this is due to it's popularity. Does the popularity come from the fact that Windows applications are just easier to write? You may not like Visual Basic, but Visual Studio is a thorough project in my opinion, and offers many advantages to the beginner. Would making an IDE like VS for alternative OS's like GNU/Linux and FreeBSD be a good thing or a bad thing? What is the best route for a college student to take in order to learn how to program for the GNU/Linux desktop?"

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