Sunday, 30 July 2017

Best Linux Distros for Developers

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Hello readers, Today I will suggest some Best Linux Distros for Developers. As we all know Linux is multitasking, Lightweight and one of the most powerful Operating systems in the world. Linux is often used by developers for creating something new. Generally, developers and programmers choose Linux on the base of their Compatibility, Stability, Flexibility, and Power.

There are different types of Linux Distributions available so it is very difficult for developers to choose the best one. There are many reasons why developers choose Linux Distro. The most important reason for this is that it is a free and open source. So we don't need to pay for buying software and OS.

Linux let you make changes as per your need and built a system that is according to your convenience. In this, you can choose different text editors to install desktop environment and much more. That's why most of the developers and programmers choose Linux Distribution as their OS. Linux helps developers to think differently as compared to other OS users.

So, here we made the list of best Linux Distros according to the needs of developers. As developers want unique and best. So before wasting any further time let's check out the curated list of 10 best Linux Distros.

10 Best Linux Distros for Developers

  1. Debian
  2. Ubuntu
  3. LXLE
  4. ElementaryOS
  5. Fedora
  6. Kali Linux
  7. OpenSUSE
  8. Arch Linux
  9. CentOS
  10. Gentoo

1. Debian

Debian Linux Distro is one of the most popular Linux operating systems. It has a very good interface for its user. Debian includes many popular free software programs like LibreOffice, Firefox, GIMP image editor, VLC media player and much more. It has everything which every developer needs in their OS.
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Debian is most commonly preferred by developers and programmers it is because it has a large number of packages, and tons of tutorials to solve your issues. It is language friendly and you can run Debian on anything.

System Requirements

  • Minimum RAM: 512MB.
  • Recommended RAM: 1GB.
  • Hard Drive: 10 GB (hard drive).
  • Processor: Minimum 1GHz Pentium processor.

2. Ubuntu

Ubuntu is one of the most famous and common Linux operating systems. Ubuntu includes a wide range of software programs like Thunderbird, Transmission, and many light weights game such as Sudoku, Chess and much more. It also has additional packages likes Evolution, Pidgin, and Synaptic.
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Ubuntu operates under the circumstances of GNU GPL (General Public License). In this all the application install by default is free. It provides an easy and helpful platform for developers.

System Requirements

  • RAM: 1GB RAM (system memory).
  • Hard Drive: 15GB of hard-drive space.
  • Processor : 700 MHz processor (Intel Celeron or even better).
  • Resolution : 1024x768 screen resolution.

3. LXLE

LXLE Linux Distribution is based on Ubuntu 16.04 operating system. LXLE is generally a combined mixture of small footprint with a large footprint. It is a light weight Linux Distro that works on both old and new hardware. LXLE is one of the best Linux Distribution it will work well even on your old machines.
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LXLE Linux has awesome theme consistency feature throughout the system. It includes many new software programs like Mozilla-based SeaMonkey browser, Guaydeque media player, Flash player and much more.

System Requirements

  • RAM: 2GB of RAM.
  • Hard Drive: 15GB of hard drive space.
  • Processor: 1GHz or faster processor.
  • Resolution : 640-by-480 resolution.

4. ElementaryOS

ElementaryOS Linux Distribution is the most awesome Distro currently all over the world. It is specially designed for users who like MacOS. It has its own App Store where you can update or install applications very easily. ElementaryOS has its own system environment which is based on Pantheon.
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ElementaryOS is based on 0.4 Loki version and Ubuntu long term support releases. It includes many software programs like Scratch photo editor, new message dialog box, a new video application, Default Music application, and much more.

System Requirements

  • RAM: 2GB of system memory (RAM).
  • Hard Drive: 15GB of disk space.
  • Processor : Intel i3 dual-core 64-bit processor. 
  • Resolution : 1024x768.

5. Fedora

Fedora is one of the most innovative versions of Linux operating system. It is the upstream source of the commercial Red Hat Linux Distribution. Fedora has a very short cycle each version usually supported for 13 months only. But the users can upgrade old version into new version without reinstalling it.
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Fedora uses RPM package management system and DNF as a tool to manage the RPM package. In this, you can install software that is not preinstalled on it without any problem. Fedora Linux is mostly for those developers who want reliable, user-friendly and powerful operating system.

System Requirements

  • Processor : 1GHz processor or faster.
  • RAM: 2GB of memory (RAM).
  • Hard Drive : 15GB permanent storage (hard drive) space.
  • Resolution : 1024x768 screen resolution.

6. Kali Linux

Kali Linux is based on Debian testing and it's becoming one of the most popular Linux operating system day by day. It also the first Open Source Android penetration testing platform for Nexus devices. It includes many security tools like Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Kismet, Wireshark, Maltego, Ettercap, and much more.
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Nowadays most of the developers and programmers choose Kali Linux over other Linux operating system. It is because of its new and awesome features and it provides more work options as compare to other operating systems.

System Requirements

  • Minimum RAM: Minimum 1GB for i386 and AMD64 architectures
  • Recommended RAM: 2GB Ram for i386 and AMD64 architectures.
  • Hard Drive: Kali Linux required 25GB hard disk space for installation.
  • Additional:  Bootable CD-DVD Drive or a USB stick.

7. OpenSUSE

OpenSUSE Linux is widely used operating system throughout the world. It can easily compete with Ubuntu and give it tough competition it is because of its professional and timely designed software. OpenSUSE has user-friendly software and a rich-server environment. It is very stable for developers and programmers.
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OpenSUSE includes installation and administration program called YaST (Yet another Setup Tool) which manage the Hard Disk Partitioning, System setup and much more. In this, you can easily go to the website and install anything you want.

System Requirements

  • RAM : 2GB Recommended RAM or more.
  • Hard disk: 20GB of hard-drive space.
  • Processor: Pentium* 4 1.6 GHz or higher processor.
  • Additional: USB-Stick for installation.

8. Arch Linux

Arch Linux is the most famous Linux Distributions. It is the first choice for all the Linux user it is because of its design which approaches the KISS (Keep it Simple and Stupid) principle. In this Pacman is used to install, remove and update software. Arch Linux uses Rolling release model to be always up-to-date.
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It is highly customizable and if you want to do something really unique or different from others then you must try Arch Linux. Its design is simple and its main focus on creating an environment straightforward and easy for its user.

System Requirements  

  • RAM : 2GB Recommended RAM.
  • Hard Drive: 15GB (hard drive) space.
  • Processor: 1GHz processor.
  • Resolution : 1024x768

9. CentOS

CentOS Linux Distribution is free and provides long term support. It is a community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It is pretty much similar to Fedora and its installation and setup process is also similar. This system also allows you to develop your own applications and software without doing any damage to the system.
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CentOS includes features like Bugfix, enhancement updates and much more. CentOS is used by peoples because of its extra feature, system environment and it has the user-friendly interface for its user.

System Requirements

  • RAM: 2GB or higher.
  • Hard Drive: 15GB hard-drive space.
  • Processor: Pentium*3 or higher.
  • Resolution : 1024x768.

10. Gentoo

Gentoo Linux is a Linux Distribution built by using Portage package management system. Gentoo Linux is basically for that user who wants complete control of software that is installed and running in their system. It has very awesome Distribution for people who want to learn something more and new about Linux.
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Gentoo has very large collection of software. It includes a wide range of software programs like Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Mozilla Firefox and much more. Gentoo gives Power, Stability, and Flexibility that every developer or programmer wants in their system.

System Requirements

  • RAM : 1 GB Recommended RAM.
  • Hard Drive: 15GB hard-drive space.
  • Processor: 64-bit AMD64/x86-64 or 32-bit x86 processor.
  • Resolution : 1024x768 or 1280x1024.


This list is not based on ranking it is a random list. So don't judge any Linux on the base of their position.

Conclusion

So this is the list of Best Linux Distro for Developers, I hope you like my post and if you have any doubts and want any suggestion on these Linux Distros you can ask me by just comment below and don't forget to share this post with your friends.

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