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    Every distribution is good for developing. Choose the one you prefer. My favourite is Debian, but I'm quite a noobie, so maybe some senior Linux user would suggest you something better.
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    @odietamo Debian is pretty good for start but when you get used to Linux you will probably wanna to switch to Arch.
    Or do it at start by installing Antergos its Arch with everything installed no configuration and stuff needed it just works.
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    Use the distribution that runs on the server. So you can test it before its fucked up.
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    @stopi will try that 😉
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    Ubuntu mustard race
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    I find Mint quite enjoyable.
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    Fedora workstation is good for developing.
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    I hear Android is great
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    Check the tools you want to use. Last time I switched through a couple of distros, Atom's RPM was not working on Fedora. It was simpler/quicker for me to just switch to something Debian based than trying to fix it.
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    Free BSD...
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    Antergos is great. Especially the AUR is a big advantage - it's basically a huge user contributed repository of scripts to package and install software which is not in the main repository (and there is a lot in the official repositories already)
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    @chaz042 free bsd is pretty sweet.

    To find the best Linux distribution for your use, figure out if you want to deal with systemd, firewalld, which package management system you want and how much work you're willing to do to build out the system.

    I'm a pretty firm user of Osx for my dev environment and esxi for the server with lots of rhel instances.
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    I'd recommend ubuntu if you're running that on your server, there is A LOT of answers online if you have any trouble with anything.

    My preferred setup is Ubuntu Gnome with the Budgie-Desktop environment, arc-dark theme and paper icons.
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    @olback I installed Ubuntu 17.04 today. I like it, I think i will install Gnome Desktop Environment.
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    @gliwka Antergos is just distribution created on base distribution Arch linux.
    No Antergos dont create the AUR Arch linux community did.
    So in total basic Antergos is just Arch linux with installed and their own repository. Thats all it is.
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    @gliwka But hey man Welcome on devRant. Great community. Im Haxk20.
    17 years old C dev with 9 years experience.
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