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Discussion on: How I set my Linux computer for coding

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Carlos A.

Good advice.

I don't use Ubuntu but can't deny it's one of the favorite distros for developers.

I use openSUSE Leap and would recommend

  • linuxbrew which makes easier to have a good platform to develop Ruby (like MacOS, openSUSE uses an old version of Ruby) or any other language (though have not tried)
  • Zsh and Oh my zsh, Zsh installed using my distro repos
  • nvm, a requirement to have the any version of Node, though Docker can help a lot managing such.
  • Yakuake, dropdown terminal, addictive
  • Flatpak or snapd to get and install some packages not available
  • Wine, to run some Windows programs
  • VS Code is amazing, just need another article to mention those many good plugins that increase it's productivity.
  • KDE, ;) I'm happy with it.
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David Mendoza (He/Him) Author

Damn... All of those are great, I haven't used opensuse just because I didn't liked the DE but your recommendations are great, I Always have snap on my ubuntu's by defualt so that's why I didn't mention it hahaha

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Carlos A.

;)
The distro is not relevant. openSUSE allows many DE: Gnome, KDE, xfce, etc.

I worked with Ubuntu for a while, but couldn't get used to Gnome, but I used Guake, linuxbrew.
Something we forgot to mention is the browser. =|
Also the musicplayer =D My usual is Clementine which is lighter than Amarok.

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David Mendoza (He/Him) Author

You are right... Should I added now? I mean I use Firefox and rhythmbox but I can add them