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Old 05-11-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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I have Linux mint 10 "Julia" installed alongside with Windows Vista. As a beginner, i want to know if this OS is suitable place to practice computer programming nor to play games.

Sharing your experience using this OS or any other distribution will be appreciated in advance. =)
Old 05-11-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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And as far as Mint is concerned, any operating system is as useful as its user wants it to be. Mint can be used to do whatever you want it to, to make presentations, documents, browse internet, or play games. Windows only games will not run natively though.
Old 05-12-2011, 01:07 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by bogz13092 View Post
As a beginner, i want to know if this OS is suitable place to practice computer programming nor to play games.
Popular IDEs like Eclipse,NetBeans have linux versions. It really depends on which Programming Languages you are looking to practise.

Have a look here.

Good Luck
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Popular IDEs like Eclipse,NetBeans have linux versions.
But they are not necessary at all to be able to do programming.

When you are learining to program, I would strongly recommend you to stay away from IDEs and use a plain text editor and compile from the command line. I'm not saying that all IDEs are bad, but they do obscure the whole process of compiling so that you don't get to understand it. There's nothing wrong with switching to an IDE once you do have a good understanding, though.

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Old 05-12-2011, 11:48 AM   #5
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Linux is an excellent environment for any kind of programming. If you're not interested in the latest games, you'll like linux.

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