After Christian Ehrlicher announced that he would step down from packaging and bug fixing for KDE on Windows, some articles were written which suggest that KDE on Windows is on hold now that the main developer has moved on. Even though KDE on Windows is only a small project and from the loss of one developer will be felt, we are far from dead. The Windows port has not been a one-man-project and many other people are still involved. KDE on Windows will continue to be developed and packages will continue to be made.
For a few years I was writing programs in Visual Studio for Windows and with GCC (Code Blocks) for Linux. Most of my libs compiled seamlessly as they worked both in Windows and Linux. However at the moment I am a bit confused, as I have to create an app using Cygwin.
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I recently bought an AMD64 with Windows 8.1 64-bit pre-installed. I hate it! I find that I really can't get the kind of development environment I am looking for in Windows 8. I have started moving to 64-bit Fedora in a dual-boot configuration, however I still need to use windows frequently, as I am very new to Unix and very experienced with Windows.
Fisrt of all I am a Windows developer guy but really like linux. On Windows, Visual Studio provides an excellent IDE for C and C++ development. The only other IDE and toolkit I like is the Qt SDK and I've used it a bit on Windows.
I currently run Linux in a VirtualBox VM on Windows 7 so that I can mess around with it fearlessly. I have a KDE based Kubuntu 11 which is quite heavy.