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#31 Guth


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 22:20

No, it isn't free. From the website:

You need to pay for it if you intend to use it; it's not donationware. It's developed by one man, not a big company with lots of resources.

There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.
As good as free then.

I have the full version and paid for it. Im just saying you can download it for free with full feature and no time limit for now if you want to try it out.
Only thing is it says unregistered in the title bar. Ive never seen a nag screen when I had the eval version

#32 Enron


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 22:22

Merlin 8 on the Apple II

#33 +Majesticmerc


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 22:24

Notepad++ for Windows, and Gedit for Linux. Prefer Geany on Linux, since it seems to work a lot more like Notepad++, but the colour schemes always seem to have issues, and I prefer GtkSourceView for my syntax highlighting.

If we're including IDE's: Visual Studio for C++ and .NET, Netbeans for most everything else. I used to love Eclipse, but I didn't even realise how immensely slow it was until I started using Netbeans.

#34 Leonick


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 23:33

You should really try 7-Zip. I was a die-hard WinRAR fan for the last 7 years or so, until it was forced upon me. It's Ultra compression kicks arse!

I only used WinZip as another example of software you can use for free even after the trial. I've been using 7zip since, well years... :)

#35 n_K


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 23:45

Komodo edit 7 on all OS's. :)

#36 OP pes2013



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Posted 21 November 2012 - 23:53

I personally use Notepad++ and Eclipse (against my will). Never heard of Sublime, so I'll check that one out. :)

Id kill Eclipse with dd

all you'll really be missing compared to an IDE is a debugger.


#37 LaP


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 23:57

Notepad++ for quick edit.

Eclipse with Aptana Plugin for java, php, python and ruby.

Visual Studio for C++ and microsoft technology.

#38 brink668



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 00:03

Visual Studio for C#
NotePad++ for everything else and glancing at C# code

#39 vetthe evn show

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:18


#40 vhane



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:22


And if I need to use an IDE, I try to find and install a plugin to Vimify it.

#41 kjordan2001


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 21:00

vim if I'm editing over SSH.
Notepad++ on Windows.

For full IDEs I'm liking the Jetbrains products right now.

#42 Karl L.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:47

vim is pretty hard to beat, but if I had to choose a graphical editor, I would choose Notepad++ for Windows and Geany for Linux/FreeBSD. I try to avoid heavy IDE's as much as possible. (Although there is a fine line between an IDE and a good source code editor.)

#43 wrack


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:08

+1000000000000 for Visual Studio/Visual Studio Express (Free)

#44 OP pes2013



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:46

I have no idea why people use vim......you have GUIs, people, use them.

I understand that in quick edits vim is great but it and its horrible keyboard shortcuts are unsupportable.....

#45 n_K


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 13:21

I have no idea why people use vi/vim, it's the worst text editor since sliced bread, nano ftw.