Reasons Why You Should Use Linux or Mac For Programming

Posted: December 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

This came into my mind when i was teaching at St.lawrence University and one of my students as me why his Operating System keep asking him for update …and he don’t even have Drivers….

I answer him by saying:

“If windows OS Can ask you for Updates mean any girl can also ask you for a Date…i have a reason y i hate windows ….in Love with Mac & Linux…..What do u think?”

On Wednesday 16th december 2014 while i was in my office at the University…Reading my Python notes and i got the idea of writting this reason bellow:

Every programmer needs to ask themselves several questions about their development environment which, when correctly answered, can make the job much easier in the long run. One of the questions that needs to be considered is which operating system to use for programming. While certainly not the only choice, Linux is a fantastic platform for programmers. Here are several reasons why this is the case, and why you should keep Linux in your considerations.

Linux Is Free

Of course, one of the primary benefits that Linux offers is that it’s free. Especially if you’re just starting out with programming and haven’t built up much of a career yet, you most likely don’t have the money to shell out for the various software that you’d need on other platforms. This isn’t necessarily a technical benefit for programmers, but hey, financial benefits are worth taking into account as well.Nowadays Linux has become extremely easy to obtain and install (besides some distributions which have different philosophies), and it works on virtually any hardware. Just pick one of the more popular distributions (if you aren’t sure which one, a safe choice is Ubuntu), download the ISO file (which, again, is completely free), write it to a USB drive or burn it to a DVD, and boot off of that media to go through the installer. If you have another operating system already installed, you can also choose to dual-boot between the two operating systems so you can use Linux for programming and your other OS for anything else.

Before you write a single line of code, you should have a solid plan of attack

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  1. tousskiss says:

    man come on… windows is also not bad.

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