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Eclipse Is The Most Import Software Product [message #26212] Tue, 08 November 2005 00:30
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I just picked up this nugget from Slashdot:

Eclipse Is The Most Import Software Product
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by Anonymous Coward on Mon Nov 07, '05 04:43 PM (#13973544)
I use to think Firefox was the big one, the computing world mover.

Firefox is kid stuff compared to the impact Eclipse is starting to have.
My entire company's development has been unified under Eclipse.
Developers can seamlessly move from platform to platform. Writing
extensions is trivial and only requires a moderate amount of Java
experience, which most already have or can have quickly.

Eclipse has suddenly made Linux a first class development platform.
Eclipse has turned a huge number of Windows engineers into Linux
engineers who write for Linux first and run Linux at home. I can't
describe the feeling of freedom and cleanliness that has brought to our

Thank god I will never have to touch that piece of garbage Visual Studio
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