Nubuntu? Schmubuntu!

The Problem With LinuxorMy Problem With LinuxorMy ProblemWith everyone raving about how wonderful the new Ubuntu is (well, everyone except ZDNet – whatever were they thinking shipping Firefox 3? Oh, Fool Hardy Heron…), I thought it time for a whinge.

The Problem With Linux

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My Problem With Linux

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My Problem

With everyone raving about how wonderful the new Ubuntu is (well, everyone except ZDNet – whatever were they thinking shipping Firefox 3? Oh, Fool Hardy Heron…), I thought it time for a whinge.

On Windows I used the lovely Scintilla-based Notepad++. On the Mac, I used to use BBEdit, then Textmate or Smultron. But on Linux, I've had real problems finding a slick GUI text editor. And no, I don't want to learn Vi. I've settled with Bluefish, it's pretty cool (and fits in nicely with Gnome) but its configuration is tricky.

And this is my beef with Linux, is that Configuration has been my biggest stumbling block. I'm a front-end sort of guy, I'm no geek, no command-line guru. So when it comes to fixing something, like the syntax colouring in Bluefish, I'm kind of stumped when presented with Perl regular expressions. Eeek.

And yes, this is a My Problem ;)

The plus side of all this is that I asked for help on the Bluefish mailing list and received answers from two of the main developers within 24 hours, with a quick workaround. Ahh, isn't Open Source great?