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I want to install Linux . I should install which one?

Which Linux is better for coding between these choices? ^A)Mint B)Ubuntu ✓C)Manjaro D)Kali Linux

10th Jul 2022, 6:18 AM
["Maziar","Dokhanian"]
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Here are the best Linux distros for programming: Ubuntu – best for beginner programmers. ... Manjaro – best for intermediate programmers. ... Arch Linux – best for advanced programmers. ... openSUSE – best for sysadmins. ... Fedora – best for server programmers. ... Kali Linux – best for security programmers.
10th Jul 2022, 6:36 AM
Mihir Lalwani
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Mihir Lalwani Thanks. I'll install Manjaro.
10th Jul 2022, 6:40 AM
["Maziar","Dokhanian"]
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Dont use Kali Linux unless you are going to use it for security BECUZ if someone gets a hold of your machine you already have all of the tools they need to mess you around with. The point of Kali as a distro is for penetration testing; or hacking. Ubuntu is fine for programming but I will state however that generally any Linux is suitable for programming. I was recently using a Kali machine for minor programming and its just a better Debian box being rolling release instead of using ancient packages. There was no real point for me doing that except that I only had a Kali on a USB stick at the time and made all my other USBs from it. If u are new to Linux I recommend lubuntu or xubuntu. As much as I personally dislike bubuntu (i use Arch).
10th Jul 2022, 6:42 AM
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I don't agree with Mihir Lalwani's answer. The choice of the Linux distribution has little to do with how good you are as a programmer. The main difference between them is that they come with different pre-installed software. Fact is: Ubuntu has the largest community. You have a problem with Linux? You will definitely find a solution for Ubuntu. You need a specific software? It is definitely compiled and available for Ubuntu. While most of these solutions and softwares will also work on other distributions - especially if they are based on Debian, which Ubuntu is also based on - this is not guaranteed. If you're new to Linux, choose Ubuntu or a derivative of Ubuntu. Everything else is not for "better programmers", but for people with more Linux experience and more specific needs. If Manjaro is actually an ArchLinux fork like someone else here answered, it will be extremely difficult to get into it without any experience.
11th Jul 2022, 12:52 AM
Chris
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Thanks!
11th Jul 2022, 9:02 AM
["Maziar","Dokhanian"]
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It may be harder to use but Arch Linux is far superior to Manjaro. Manjaro is kind of a butchered fork of Archlinux.
10th Jul 2022, 6:45 AM
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["Maziar","Dokhanian"] Good luck on Linux and Ubuntu or Manjaro. 😍👌
10th Jul 2022, 6:42 PM
Siavash Kardar Tehran
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U Can Use Kali Linux But If U Learned About Linux Then Install It Otherwise You Can Go For Ubuntu 👍👍
11th Jul 2022, 6:34 AM
shivang kumar
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Manjaro has some advantages. Its pretty, it uses most Archlinux tools, its rolling release im pretty sure and its a complete desktop installed. Archlinux you have to build your OS from scratch but Manjaro does it for you. Most Manjaro users usually end up switching distros eventually though but it gives you a nice introduction to general Archlinux.
11th Jul 2022, 9:03 AM
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Where I can learn commands of Linux terminal?
11th Jul 2022, 9:05 AM
["Maziar","Dokhanian"]
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In case you want to have some pracrice, just use online shell. There are dozens of free web resources, ready to use. In case you really need to install Linux, I agree - try Ununtu. It’s one of the simplest distro.
11th Jul 2022, 12:50 PM
Petr Ekimov
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I don't like kali or ubuntu as a main system, the others are fine. If you want you can take your time and configure your own linux experience with distributions like arch linux. I do really like my arch setup especially for coding, but it took some time to configure.
11th Jul 2022, 6:14 PM
Erarnitox
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Before Linux there was UNIX, which was used to program hardware devices in late 1980s and early 1990s. Linux is free version that didn't violate UNIX copyright laws. Try to guess my age? My first programming was Fortran in 1970s
11th Jul 2022, 9:08 PM
Lloyd L Conley
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ArchLinux 👍👍👍
12th Jul 2022, 2:40 AM
CodeStory
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Who downvoted?
10th Jul 2022, 6:41 AM
["Maziar","Dokhanian"]
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shivang kumar I cannot choice between Kali and Manjaro!
11th Jul 2022, 8:42 AM
["Maziar","Dokhanian"]
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11th Jul 2022, 9:08 AM
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I like debian, but you can use FreeBsd :-) it can run elf
11th Jul 2022, 12:40 PM
Dhd Dhjd
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Make a virtual machine with the os you're hesitating with. Maybe then you will have a better feeling which one is adapted to your needs ;)
11th Jul 2022, 8:57 PM
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