best linux distro for programming

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  1. Giocor

    Giocor New Member

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    hello everybody,
    first of all, i hope that this is the right place to put the thread :)

    i never used linux before, i have always been a windows user.
    i already know C, Matlab, AMPL and Latec.
    next year i have a course called "parallel computing" where we have to program in C++ parallel compuing and everybody told me that for parallel computing it's needed Linux.
    now i just wanted to know which one distro is the best in your opinion and if you can tell me pros & cons i would thank you really much.
    i usually use computer for programming.


    thanks for answers and sorry for bad english


    Giovanni
  2. Harikrishnan R

    Harikrishnan R New Member

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    There is pretty much no difference between any distro for programming. You can get all the essential features in any distro. All you need are the compilers (which are independent of the distro) and a text editor/IDE. Almost all popular distros can run Code::Blocks and Geany.
    If you want a lightweight distro (one which has lesser features but is faster and takes less space), you might want to try Lubuntu or #! (Crunchbang Linux).
    If you want a standard OS where you can get support easily, try Fedora or Debian.
  3. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Farzaneh New Member

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    I agree with DevynCJohnson, Ubuntu is good for developing.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2013
  5. husnalb

    husnalb New Member

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    Archlinux!
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  6. samtheemo

    samtheemo New Member

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    Well, this guy is not an advanced Linux user. Ubuntu is just fine, he just needs a compiler and a development environment.

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