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I discovered programming aged 11 with my school's BBC micro, and a book titled "Write your own space action games". (Their ideas of "space action" games were very different to mine. My ideas didn't include a bunch of * signs controlled via a text based menu)

I got hooked on VB for a while (mainly because I discovered I could replace the * signs with .bmp files) until someone pointed out the wonderful world of objects and Java. I also went thought a c++ phase.

I've now been a professional developer for 5 years.

My current language of choice is C#. I spend my free time playing with XNA and microcontrollers.
31 Dec 2008 CodeProject MVP 2009


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GeneralLinux - Trying out KDE Pin
Simon P Stevens13-Apr-09 22:32
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GeneralRe: Linux - Trying out KDE Pin
Rajesh R Subramanian22-Jun-09 8:51
professionalRajesh R Subramanian22-Jun-09 8:51 
Hi Simon,

Have you ever tried to install any of the graphic card drivers on any distros of Linux? I just can't get started with graphics programming on Linux. I have an nvidia geforce 8 series graphics card and I've now installed Ubuntu (the latest version 9.0.4). I casually inserted the disc that came with my graphics card and I was shocked to see that there was absolutely NOTHING pertaining to linux on that. They only have a Windows installer. WTF?!

Did some Googling around and realised I'm not alone and locating the right driver and installing it a real PITA! The OS looks pretty nice, is fast and snappy. But it is a shame that I cannot find drivers. Sigh | :sigh:

I have a few questions:

1. You know a way around this? (Yes, I'm currently surfing through the nvidia website)
2. What IDE would you suggest for me to be used on Linux? (C, C++, wxWidgets).
3. Any other cool software that you think I must try on Linux?

Smile | :)

It is a crappy thing, but it's life -^ Carlo Pallini

GeneralRe: Linux - Trying out KDE Pin
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