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Even though I have a robust and fast computer (Pentium Dual Core 2.0 with 2Gb RAM), I'm always searching for lightweight software to have on it, so it runs fast even when many apps are up and running simultaneously.

On the last few weeks I've been migrating gradually to Linux and want to install a free lightweight yet useful IDE to program on C++ and PHP. Syntax highlighting and code completion tips are must-haves."

Asked by: Guest | Views: 137
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Guest [Entry]

"gedit

Syntax highlighting
Fast, lightweight
Tabs
GUI"
Guest [Entry]

"gedit

Syntax highlighting
Fast, lightweight
Tabs
GUI"
Guest [Entry]

emacs has been used by linux programmers for decades. It features syntax highlighting, it's fast, and there are a million tutorials out there you can find.
Guest [Entry]

"Console editors, such as emacs and vi, are more lightweight than their GUI counterparts, and (at least those two are) just as capable as any other IDE (syntax highlighting, mouse support, ctags, autocompletion ... all the way to gdb integration). The learning curve might be somewhat steep, and you might have to do some customization, but its all worth it. Also, vi is present on every installation of unix-like operating system.

Amongst X applications, there are

gedit which comes with GNOME and has many of these IDE features (see, for example, this blog entry),
Geany - really fast, depends only on GTK, and with even more features including code folding.

These would be lightweight IDEs, as opposed to heavyweights like Anjuta, KDevelop, Eclipse or NetBeans."