The Ultimate Linux Desktop
PowerPack for Software Development
Linux is quickly becoming the developer's environment of choice. PowerPack combines the flexibility and the proven design of a Linux environment with the ease-of-use and convenience of Mandriva products. Every developer has different programming habits and preferences, and, with hundreds of quality tools included, PowerPack caters to everyone. And, the enormous quantity of reusable Open Source libraries make true RAD a reality.
Pick your language
PowerPack has all the classic compiled languages: C, C++, Java, Fortran, Objective-C, etc. Also included are the more convenient scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby. If you lean toward the more exotic side of programming languages, you'll also find something to suit your tastes in PowerPack, such as interpreters for Lisp, Scheme, Haskell, and Prolog. Chances are, whatever the job, the right tool is in PowerPack.
Pick your tool
Are you a die-hard fan of keyboard-only development? Use vim as your text editor and a shell for everything else. Would you like to be able to customize and extend your development environment indefinitely? Try emacs. Do you prefer modern-looking IDE's? Kdevelop is a powerful development environment with a well-designed GUI.
Why bother coding something when someone has already done the work for you? This is what Open Source is about. You'd be very unlucky not to find what you need among the myriad libraries included in PowerPack. Thanks to world-class toolkits such as Qt, GTK+ and XUL you can create advanced, cross-platform GUI's quickly and easily.
Be lazy: choose convienence.
PowerPack is not limited to a development system. It's also great for Office, Multimedia and the Internet , as well as a number of advanced uses.Availability / Order now!