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So according to you ,which Linux distro should I install, which helps me to learn and develop things Java.
None of them help you develop in Java... that's the point of the "write once, run anywhere" philosophy. You can just as easily develop a Java application or Web app on Windows and be 99% certain it'll run unmodified on Linux (there are occasional quirks with some of the less common multimedia APIs, but nothing serious). So the only reason to run Linux is if you want to "learn and develop in Linux" (e.g. writing native apps or deploying Web servers, though the latter is almost identical to doing it on Windows), or because you're a geek :roll:
That said, Ubuntu is an excellent choice for the beginner; I run it on desktop and servers quite happily.
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There's no "best distro", but watch out for Java itself. Because Java was not originally open source, the Sun JVMs and JDKs were not provided with any of the major non-commercial distros. Instead, an incomplete Java implementation was provided (gcj).
Gcj was missing critical functionality for Swing apps and for J2EE servers, so for those platforms you needed to download and install a "real" Java such as the Sun standard or IBM jikes. And you needed to make sure that they got used instead of the gcj Java.
A lot of progress has been made recently, however. I don't think it's yet safe to do professional Java with what comes bundled with a distro like Ubuntu, but it should be before much longer.
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Now that's the information Linux Java user must have, Thanks Tim .
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I don't think it's yet safe to do professional Java with what comes bundled with a distro like Ubuntu, but it should be before much longer.
There are a couple of easy choices on Ubuntu:The first is in multiverse, the second in universe. Both work very well, even for multimedia and graphical apps., even though the first has a EULA. It doesn't take more than 5 minutes to install either of those SDKs, after which Java on Linux is just as feature-rich and stable as anywhere else.
Let's not forget PClinuxOS. It's a toss up wheather PClinuxOS or Ubuntu are the easiest for a beginner. Both install and set up easily and both are great replacements for MS. I personally favour PClinuxOS... But no big deal download both, burn and check them out live then install the one you like it's that simple.
Rather than everyone chiming in with their favorite distro, which is pointless, just head to distrowatch, look at what is popular, read some reviews, etc. Follow Pat's advice and be aware of Tim's advice. That's enough.
j martin wrote:Let's not forget PClinuxOS. It's a toss up wheather PClinuxOS or Ubuntu are the easiest for a beginner. Both install and set up easily and both are great replacements for MS. I personally favour PClinuxOS... But no big deal download both, burn and check them out live then install the one you like it's that simple.
Looks like only Tulips & Daffodils are allowed.... planting other other flowers not allowed to be discussed in your garden...
Open source with a closed mind that's a stretch.. At 66 years old mind stretching is an obligation.