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    Hello,

    I have just installed linux on my laptop and I want to use linux for devvelopment. I have installed the jdk and now I would like to find a good IDE for use in linux.

    Does anyone know of any good ones for linux? I am using Kubuntu 64bit.

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    I always thought that both Eclipse and NetBeans work on Linux. What has your research told you? Also IntelliJ Idea has a free Community edition that I believe also works on Linux.

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    There are a lot of rumors in some Linux-Java forums saying that eclipse causes the cpu to hit max a lot of the time even when idle so I am going to try to avoid it. I tried netbeans while I was in windows and I found it was writing code for me and I don't really like that. I want to do it all myself, maybe there is a way to switch off the auto-code-writing but I found that there were too many options and i'd just get lost in the menus if I tried looking. I'm going to try out this IntelliJ and see how I get on with that. At the moment I've been using K advanced text editor which has very colorful Syntax-highlighting and also has a terminal that can be opened up inside it so it looks like an IDE. but the downside is that I can't just run the program from clicking a button. I have to navigate to the right folder in the terminal and then use javac file.java and then java file. Which is all very time consuming.

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    I use Eclipse on Xubuntu 11.04. I haven't been watching my CPU meter, but I haven't noticed any lack of responsiveness, either. I tried NetBeans once, and it seemed much slower.

    I used to use jEdit. Using a "real" IDE like Eclipse was a real eye-opener.
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    I've decided to give eclipse a try and so far I haven't had any cpu problems. The intelliJ IDE had a really complicated installation and I had to download something called Groovy in order to get it to work and then when I eventually got there I wrote some source and found that the run button was disabled and I couldn't figure out how to get it activated. So I thought I'd give eclipse a try and I'm having no problems. I'd be lost without eclipse in my windows and I'm so happy I now also have it in my linux too.

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    I'm wondering why you want an IDE if you don't want auto completion? If you are fairly new it may be beneficial to use something like gedit and terminal.

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