[Cialug] Which Distro is best?
theron.conrey at dice.com
Mon Jul 7 10:02:22 CDT 2008
Is there a specific tool you want to learn to code with that's on linux only? If you already are comfortable with windows, and you're just looking to expand your coding knowledge with java and php, switching to linux to do that may not be that productive in the short term, as you'll be spending alot of time figuring out how to get things to work the way you expect them to work. In this situation, your experience with windows may work against you.
If there are other reasons that you want to learn linux, this may help define what you're really looking for in a linux distro.
If you're still unsure after some of the comments made in this thread, I'd call up the school that you want to go to and ask them what distro they use and/or recommend. Getting experience with the distro your college uses wouldn't hurt.
From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On Behalf Of Nick Johnson
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 12:04 AM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] Which Distro is best?
No, i am not new to computers. I know, but not fluent yet, in Java and php coding. I am also figuring out html and other web based programming. I am going into college to be a programmer/tech guy. And i would say that i know almost all the ins and outs of windows. So i would say im maybe a bit above average in computer knowledge (not meant to be condesceding).
On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 9:07 PM, Todd Walton <tdwalton at gmail.com<mailto:tdwalton at gmail.com>> wrote:
On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 8:02 PM, Nick Johnson <mainbass64 at gmail.com<mailto:mainbass64 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> hey im a new user for the linux system, and i am wondering which distro
> would be best for someone that is new to linux. I am looking to start using
> linux to better my programming knowledge, and coding. Just email me back
> with your reply, thanks.
Are you new to computers in general? What has been your experience so
far? You're best bet is probably Ubuntu.
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