Thread: Linux For Developers

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    Linux For Developers


    I have used Linux in the past including Red Hat and Debian. I like Debian better because of its huge library of software packages. Red Hat was faster to install and get working, but I had difficulty compiling and updating new builds of kernel.

    Anyways, I enjoy programming using C++. That is all I want to do if possible.

    What is the best/prefer Linux distribution for developers (C++)?

    What is the best/prefer X (Gnome, KDE, etc.) for developers (C++)? My college uses Red Hat + KDE.


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    I'm currently running Redhat with KDE. I think it's very user friendly from a non-programmer standpoint.
    I used to run Gnome but I'm giving KDE a shot for a while, but I think I'll move back to Gnome with the enlighten or sawfish windows manager.
    I think SuSe is still a popular choice. That's the one that got me into Linux.
    I'd say go with a Redhat compatible distro though. Mandrake is also a good choice.

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    Registered User Liam Battle's Avatar
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    Well im using SUSE 7.3 with KDE 2.2.2 and i like it, my college also uses that OS' for LINUX use, but for UNIX use, we use IBM AIX, that is for our console programming in UNIX at our college.

    But i suggest you install SUSE 7.3 and KDE 2.2.2
    I am not a big RED HAT fan.

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