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Old 03-06-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
mike_rodrigues
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Linux for dev


Hi, I'm new to linux, i have (untill now) only "used" linux, i'm familiar with Knoppix and fedora. The thing is, i would like to know which is the best linux distro for developers, i.e. which distro is packed with maximum dev tools, ranging from kernel dev to network tweaking.

Also if someone could provide me a link or something where i could find a list of commands that are used in linux. I know there is the "man" in terminal, but still.
 
Old 03-06-2008, 11:45 PM   #2
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I think slackware is the best for development, because it comes with all the dev tools by default, linuxcommand.org is a great place to start for commands
 
Old 03-06-2008, 11:52 PM   #3
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The only real discriminator for development might be to pick the distro that is fastest and uses the least memory. I doubt if much else matters.

There are many ways of finding terminal commands:
Advanced BASH Scripting Guide (at tldp.org.) (I recommend keeping this on your drive and using for searches)
man -k <keyword>
info coreutils
 
Old 03-07-2008, 01:04 AM   #4
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Basically, all the distros have dev toolset avail, pick the one you like most.
Some may not install them by default, sometimes you have to tell it at install time, but you can laways download later.
Here are a few useful links for cmds etc:

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/
http://linux.die.net/man/

knock yourself out
 
Old 03-07-2008, 01:13 AM   #5
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Depends. If you want a really fast machine, then you should go with one of the roll-your-own distros but they will take quite a bit of time to set up and the selection of software packages tends to be limited. If you want one that has lots of packages (including libs) available for fast and easy install (and you are not too worried about not looking cool ;D) then you should consider something like Debian or Ubuntu.

Last edited by jay73; 03-07-2008 at 01:14 AM.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 01:52 AM   #6
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For linux commands, take a look at Linux Command and RUTE. Any distro will work fine for development purposes, so just choose any that you like.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 08:12 AM   #7
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by mike_rodrigues View Post
Hi, I'm new to linux, i have (untill now) only "used" linux, i'm familiar with Knoppix and fedora. The thing is, i would like to know which is the best linux distro for developers, i.e. which distro is packed with maximum dev tools, ranging from kernel dev to network tweaking.

Also if someone could provide me a link or something where i could find a list of commands that are used in linux. I know there is the "man" in terminal, but still.
Several good links for reference and commands;

Linux Command Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition

More than enough reading for now.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links' .
 
  


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