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MPLABX vs MPLAB
MPLAB is the windows-only version of MPLAB. MPLABX is the version that is multi platform, and also works under linux. MPLAB however is mature, and MPLABX is beta at this moment. The simulator of MPLABX is not yet as good as the simulator of MPLAB.
#pacman -S wine
#pacman -S winetrics
Download mplab from the following site: [www.microchip.com ]. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and download MPLAB IDE
$ unzip MPLAB_IDE_8_83.zip