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downloading eclipse and installing plugin vs force.com ide

Is there a difference between installing the Force.com IDE vs. installing eclipse seperately and then installing the force.com IDE plugin? I'm currently using the Force.com IDe standalone, but having issues with syntax highlight in visualforce I heard was fixed in newer versions of eclipse.




If it is preferred to install eclipse then install the plugin for force.com? If so, which version of eclipse should I be using?


I don't think there is a real difference. you can update both eclipse as the force.com plugin through  Help > Chek for Updates in eclipse.




I saw a Help -> Software and Worksapce Center and under there it says I'm running eclipse 3.5.2.  It also says no software updates available. Would a screenshot help?