10 Linux distributions for developers
Linux distributions geared toward casual desktop users are important, but developers also need to use Linux. Developers have different needs than other users, so certain distributions can be better than others for development purposes. But which distros are well suited for developers?
A writer at TechRadar Pro has a helpful roundup of 10 of the best Linux distributions for developers.
Nate Drake reports for TechRadar Pro:
More popular versions of Linux such as Ubuntu focus on enhancing the user experience by automatically updating packages and providing flashy, resource-heavy GUIs.
While user-friendly distributions (distros) certainly have their place, in this guide, we’ve tried to get back to the glory days when developers would customise their Linux build. These Linux distros allow you to fine-tune your development environment so whether you’re a veteran programmer or relative newcomer, you can get on with your coding.
Red Hat as a desktop distribution?
Linux has many different desktop distributions. Some are well known and very popular like Ubuntu or Linux Mint. But what about Red Hat? How good is it as a desktop distribution?
A redditor recently asked this question and got some interesting answers.
Catllife3 started the thread with this post:
Does anyone here use Red Hat as a desktop? What is it like?
His fellow redditors chimed in with their thoughts about using Red Hat Linux as a desktop distribution:
Turismofive: “I’ve used CentOS, which is basically almost the same thing as RHEL. It’s actually very weird to get set up with (like grabbing packages related to video codecs and graphics and whatnot, along with Microsoft fonts or something), and if I just wanted an RPM-based distro for the desktop, I’d just roll with OpenSUSE or Fedora.
I’d imagine the only thing different…