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hey guys, I'm studying to be a pro C++/Java programmer and are currently working in Ubuntu, is this a suitable choice? Or is there a more suitable linux distro?

 
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Most any current distribution is suitable for learning how to program in Java and/or C/C++. My personal preference (personal, and preference) is to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or clones thereof (CentOS or Scientific Linux). In fact, I use all three, and I have used Ubuntu extensively in the past. Unfortunately, my opinion is that Ubuntu started regressing after 9.04, so I don't use it any longer. RHEL 6.1, or a clone thereof, is my preferred system these days, and I do a LOT of serious software engineering. My current position/title is Senior Systems Engineer at Nokia Mobile Phones. I do Java and C++ software engineering for a living.

 
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Every distro is suitable. Use whichever you like. One thing also, ubuntu 11.10's unity interface is buggy and slow. I would suggest gnome shell, if you like ubuntu, though i dont like that too.

 
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FWIW, in my organization we use Java and C++ extensively, and our server software all runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Our newest stuff runs on 6.1. Older stuff on 5.x. In my opinion, 6.1 has been a major improvement in hardware support, especially WiFi on laptops.

 
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Seriously, dude, it does not matter. Pick any that you are acquainted with, and have already understood the structure of. It's always easier to develop on systems you understand fully.

Ubuntu is not a bad choice. Easy-to-learn-to-use ------- Unleash the power of that penguin!

 
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On Ubuntu just install the openjdk packages (I think default-jre and default-JDK are meta packages for this). I develop Jave EE apps on Ubuntu LTS fine.

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