On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 11:03 PM, Shamit Verma
> On 12/29/08, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon@au-k...> wrote:
>> what exactly do you suggest we learn from M$?
> Innovative and integrated User experience. As a developer, I still have not
> come across development environment + documentation comparable to MSDN +
> Visual Studio.
There is extensive documentation for most of the FOSS tools.
I have had no problems using gcc for compiling C programs, and the
time tested editors have been enough for me to write them.But using VS
put me into lot of trouble and what with the frequent crashes(Of
course, I have not tried anything after VS6. I feel I have dumped it
> I work on a C++ product that works on few platforms (Solaris, Win32/64,
> Linux). I keep evaluating Linux dev + debug tools every few years and keep
> coming back to Windows for development. And most of GNU command line tools
> work on Windows with Cygwin (to integrate build process with VS).
> Few things that Linux has innovated :
> 1. IPTABLES
> 2. RaiserFS
> 3. Live CD
> Can anyone think of other things that Linux introduced and were not already
> present in other Unix environments.
Going by that, we should say, at the lowermost levels, there is
nothing that M$ innovated.