And what I mean is... as an operating system, does Linux gets used a lot as an environment people program in? I'm used to Windows, but I was considering downloading one of those free Linux versions (I'm not sure which one is the best, but these look pretty good: Mint, Mageia, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE and Debian). I was going to post this originally in the Linux/UNIX section, but I figured this is more programming related.
I know that UNIX is used A LOT in networking field, but is it being used in programming? Or does Windows dominate? If it is, I probably should learn how to use it and luckily there are free builds available. If so, which one would you recommend? Several look good, but I've no idea. I haven't used Linux (Redhat) since high-school networking class (8 years ago). Plus, Android is getting pretty big in mobile world and that's based on Linux/Unix, right?
It just seems like Linux is slowly creeping up, since more people are getting fed up with overpriced Windows OS that takes years to get debugged. With Linux, the community comes out with fixes in days. Russia decided to go full Linux on government side to reduce budget spending. When I was in high-school, anything UNIX-based was something related to the magic nerd world, at least where I grew up, so not a whole lot of people knew much about it.
What are you thoughts on this?
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