18 Best IDEs for C/C++ Programming or Source Code Editors on Linux

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Aaron Kili

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34 Responses

  1. szszszs says:

    Vim works better with proper plugins: http://vim.spf13.com/.

  2. Jakes says:

    The text about Qt Creator is: “It is a non-free, cross-platform IDE”

    Not true. It is free and open source!!!


  3. Dragnucs says:

    It is amazing how 11 out of 18 screenshot do not show C or C++ code.

  4. Mohammad says:

    Qt creator is free

  5. Dan Saint-Andre says:

    (grinning) I’m shocked, SHOCKED that emacs did not even get a mention.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Yeah, we’re adding Emacs to the list as per user suggestions, no need to be shocked, it’s just a mistake from our end..

    • Ravi Saive says:


      We’ve added Emacs editor to the list as per users request…

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