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after a few complications I have decided to spend more time on Super User, instead of Stack Overflow.

Just a question, how different is stack overflow from super user in terms of what technology the two communities generally use? I mean, do super users use netbeam, rather than eclipse and VS?

I would like to know this so I know what questions I should and should not post on Super User; I'm not going to post a VS question if most of the users don't know what VS is.

thanks guys

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Super User does not focus on programming, but more on software and hardware for personal and home computing. It's not a substitute for Stack Overflow, it's a completely different site with an entirely different scope. –  animuson Sep 8 '12 at 3:50
    
Thanks, that was my question –  tristo Sep 8 '12 at 4:08

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Generally speaking, questions about using programming tools such as IDEs should go on Stack Overflow. Super User is more about consumer-type applications and operating systems.

As animuson said in his comment,

Super User does not focus on programming, but more on software and hardware for personal and home computing. It's not a substitute for Stack Overflow, it's a completely different site with an entirely different scope.

You can also refer to the FAQs (see below).

Stack Overflow:

Stack Overflow is for professional and enthusiast programmers, people who write code because they love it. We feel the best Stack Overflow questions have a bit of source code in them, but if your question generally covers …

  • a specific programming problem
  • a software algorithm
  • software tools commonly used by programmers
  • practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession

... then you’re in the right place to ask your question!

vs Super User:

Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about …

  • computer hardware
  • computer software
  • personal and home computer networking

and it is not about ...

  • videogames or consoles
  • websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress
  • electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones, except insofar as they interface with your computer
  • issues specific to corporate IT support and networks
  • a shopping or buying recommendation

... then you’re in the right place to ask your question!

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