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Posted 03 November 1999 - 05:41 PM
Posted 01 November 1999 - 10:31 AM
learning visual basic once you know C++ will be a lot easier then the other way around.
But that's my opionon.
C++ is faster, more powerfull, yet more difficult then Vb.
Posted 01 November 1999 - 05:22 PM
Posted 01 November 1999 - 06:20 PM
Posted 01 November 1999 - 07:05 PM
Posted 01 November 1999 - 07:53 PM
Seriously though, Linux is cool but I personally prefer Windows. It has a larger user base and a much better compiler available for it - oh not to mention the Office 2000 suite.
The truth be known - if you learn C++ you can write apps for both Windows and Linux.
Posted 01 November 1999 - 08:38 PM
truth be known, more and more job openings are becoming availble for linux programmers, and since everyone is selling out and using windows, it will just be easier to get a job as a linux programmer. when it comes to the compiler issue, linux has a few compilers, for instence gcc & g++ which are more up to the standard then anything windows has, not to mention they are better optimized and your files will run faster on linux. AND, microsoft office isn't much to speak for, try using star office...
just a friendly comment from your friend zerovoid.
btw, if anyone is intrested in hacking or security related issues, perhaps you would be intrested in writing a tutorial or something for my groups page 'hackcentral.org'
also, if someone wanted to get their art displayed, we could use some flash interfaces, by the way, this isn't soliciting, because we don't pay
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
[This message has been edited by zerovoid (edited November 02, 1999).]
Posted 02 November 1999 - 07:12 AM
As I said. I like Linux. It is stable and emulates Windows nicely Unfortunately it is not used in our company (Unisys Corporation) and therefore not something I frequently program for. Windows 98 (and to a lesser extent NT 4.0) has interesting bugs (namely when working with DCOM) but it is a powerful gaming platform.
BTW How many games are written for Linux and/or MAC as compared to the PC? Ahem hehe.
OK Flame wars aside ...
My overall point to the original question is:
If you learn C++ you can easily (relatively) write code that compiles under Windows and Linux (and other operating systems too). Visual Basic is easy to learn but is very closely tied into the Windows way of doing things (heavy usage of COM: Component Object Model). Visual Basic hides a LOT of what goes on in a program, which is why I prefer C++. I like the control and the ability to port my code.
Posted 03 November 1999 - 02:43 PM
Posted 03 November 1999 - 05:38 PM