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Discussion on: Stable distro for development?

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Rémi Lavedrine


I am developing on Ubuntu Budgie full time for the last four years.
I have everything needed. It still works like a charm, and I didn't reinstall the OS for the last 4 years.
Just did the update from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 through the OS update.
Now I am developing a lot in Containers (VSCode and the Docker and Remote Containers add-ons) so the risks to create some dependency mess on my base system is pretty unlikely.

I highly recommend Ubuntu (and the Budgie flavour) as a developing machine.
The hardware can be interesting as well. My machine is a HP Spectre x360 from 2015.

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Daniel Mileev Author

Thanks for your reply