re: Which Linux should I install being a React developer VIEW POST


I'm sure you will find plenty of resources online, but I'll add my advice:

I was in your shoes, kind of, ages ago when instead of React it was jQuery.
I had many issues being a full-stack developer on Windows (the same is in 2018, bottom line Windows is for users not developers, just my 2cents).

I recommend Ubuntu.

Most of my peers I know use it, I use it for years, devops recommend it (the ones I know), the Cloud uses it (most popular choices of VMs come preinstalled with Ubuntu or a Debian custom fork).

It is popular, this means you will get help faster, it is friendly (as a linux could be), and you will find it compatible with more web libs/frameworks as in they already have prebuilt packages for it.


I am kind of fed up with Ubuntu UI though otherwise i don't mind using it at all. And yeah i totally agree with you I'd definitely need something more helpful

Because previous times half of the times I couldn't install some package because ir gave some error like

E:/ disk something

So i had to do sudo apt get update and install to make it run agains haha


You can easily change Ubuntu's default UI. But then again, it is Ubuntu's only advantage...

Which Linux distro outside of Ubuntu has the most pleasant UI in your opinion?

Or one that you think others would find most pleasant?

With the effective end of Unity, all Linux distros have the same UI available for installation. If you want to know which default (or "recommended") GUI looks best to me, I'd probably choose elementary OS - it is enormously mac-ish, but I can't deny that it is very eye-pleasant.

I probably still would not install it. It uses systemd.

I love systemd. Too many benefits to count. Gone are the days of a tangled web of tightly coupled bash scripts starting a system. You can do some amazing things with systemd. I'd give it a look over and ignore all the negative hype trains, give yourself a chance to form your own opinion.

And it regularly breaks systems - and gone are the days of having simple "text in, text out" pipes for log files.

The most eye candy is available with elementary or deepin, with the ability to install deepin desktop on other distros than deepin itself.


Which one? Since 17.10 I think they removed the Unity one, and added a Gnome 3 I think is called (the one with the clock in the middle of the screen).

I can say I used a variety of web-related frameworks along the years (I'm testing many new stuff), tools and servers and I didn't had to compile a single package (by hand).


I have Kubuntu with KDE Plasma at work and I'm very happy with it. If you know Ubuntu but don't like the default desktop, you might want to try other desktops before switching to a different distro altogether.

Or, you know, there's the Hannah Montana Linux.


I run Ubuntu with XFCE (which is slightly different from Xubuntu)

This is the beauty of linux.


Anyone tried solus yet ?


I installed it on my mom's desktop! Works really well and it seems to have necessary applications for web development.


It looks that it will be abandoned the 2nd time too.

A Linux distro with 8 contributors, strange website and small OSS presense, I would not install it.

Yes, depends on personal preference. I really liked the overall experience.
BTW I did not know that solus has only 8 contributers.

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