|You must be in a bad mood.|
Not really. I just see a lot of this, and it just gets very tiring. For some reason there are a lot of kiddies that think bashing Microsoft is cool because they're sticking it to the man or something. I honestly don't know what it's about.
You just strike me as one of those people. But I guess I should count my blessings that you're not typing "M$"
|all of these problems are why people need to program cross-platform code|
I try to make every released project I do to be crossplatform. That doesn't stop me from using VS when I'm programming on Windows. One has nothing to do with the other.
|It's really ridiculous how many games are using Microsoft-only technology so Linux and Mac users can't play them.|
Stewbond is right. Sounds like your beef is with the authors of those programs... not with Microsoft. You need to redirect your focus.
Besides... wanting people to write crossplatform code doesn't really translate into a reason not to use a platform specific tool. The two aren't really related.
| You speak as if I am an Apple fanboy- I am not.|
My point was that it's all relative. You mentioned Microsoft as being evil... but really any alternative is the same. So they're just doing what everyone does. That's not being evil.. that's being normal.
I'm sure I could list several Linux-only and Mac-only programs... just as I'm sure you can list several Windows only programs. I fail to see why this bothers you... nor why you seem to be suggesting that people should only use cross-platform software.
|The reason I have a problem with Microsoft is they have taken this monopoly thing way too far! Again, two libraries- only available on Windows! Two languages- only working on Windows! An INTERNET BROWSER- only working on Windows!|
You're not describing a monopoly. You're describing smart business practices. You don't see Nintendo making games for the Playstation... and it's for the same reason. It'd be stupid for them to encourage people to purchase their competitor's product.
So yeah. Microsoft wants you to buy Windows. And yeah... the programs they make are going to only be for Windows. But the thing is... you don't have to use Windows. There are alternatives.... which means it's not a monopoly. A monopoly implies there are no alternatives.
Of course the alternatives are often arguably not as good. But that's not Microsoft's fault. And sometimes the alternatives are better! I think Firefox is a vastly superior program to IE.
|When I used VS it was buggy|
From my experience VS has been pretty stable since 7.1. Although granted 7.0 was a disaster. But that was like 13 years ago. It's come a long way since then.
|didn't even let me debug nor run inside of the IDE itself|
I've never had a problem with this ever.
|Their stupid "autoformatting" completely slows down the IDE.|
I'm not sure what you're referring to.
VS2012 Express boots on my machine in 2.5 seconds. It loads my solution of maybe 50+ files in about 5 seconds. I don't notice any lag or slowdown when typing code. My system is over 3 years old and was not top of the line when I bought it.
|Not to mention it is a huge program while there are so many lightweight alternatives out there.|
You got me there. This is a valid reason for not wanting to use VS. (As is the stuff you mentioned in the rest of that paragraph).
You know... we could have avoided this entire debate had you just said these things up front instead of just calling Microsoft a Nazi company. It's much better to actually give valid reasons to support your claim rather than spout off hysterical drivel.
There are plenty of reasons not to use VS. It being Windows-only is definitely one of them (if you need a crossplatform IDE). But if you don't need a crossplatform IDE... and if you're on Windows... then don't rule it out simply because Microsoft made it. That's stupid.
|Honestly the best option is to not use an IDE at all.|
I see. You're one of those masochists. ;P
(sarcasm, hence the tongue smilie)
|Makes me look like a joke? Alright, whatever you say!|
It does. It's very difficult to take someone seriously when they're comparing Nazis to completely unrelated things. Take that as an insult if you want, but it's the truth.
If I started comparing you to Hitler, I'm sure I'd look like a fool.
|Oh, and disch was correct in everything he said. The post was well-formed which doesn't reflect a "bad mood".|
In honesty there was a high level of sarcasm in my previous reply. I tried to tone it down here.