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Monday, March 13, 2006

I wish there were more commercial apps for Linux

I use mostly open source or free as in beer development tools on OS X, Windows, and Linux (with a major exception of IntelliJ - a bit expensive, but really worth it). There are two commercial utilities that I use almost constantly: TextPad (Windows) and TextMate (OS X). Both editors are well integrated into their host operating systems, offer good shell support, etc. On Linux, I find gedit fairly handy, but I would spend some money to get a TextPad or TextMate type product with no hesitation.