Why I Prefer Linux for Software Development

Thanks to Linux, it’s not necessary to spend a fortune to develop

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As we stand on the cusp of 2024, I find myself reflecting on a question as perennial as time itself in the tech world: Why do I, like many other developers, prefer a trusty Linux distribution, such as Ubuntu, over the sleek allure of a Mac for software development? And, while we’re at it, let’s not forget Windows 11, which has its moments under the .NET spotlight.

First off, let’s talk shop — Linux style. Ubuntu and its Linux kin are like Swiss Army knives for developers. They’re open-source, which not only means free as in ‘free beer’ but also as in ‘freedom to tinker’. You get many tools, languages, and applications right at your fingertips, and you can manipulate them however you see fit. This flexibility allows for a customized environment tailored to the specific needs of your project, whether it’s backend or frontend.

Let’s dive deeper into the Linux ecosystem. One of the unsung heroes of Linux is the vast community support. From forums to online resources, there’s a wealth of knowledge available at your fingertips. Stuck on a bug or need advice on the best tool for a job? Chances are, someone else has been there and can offer a solution. This community-driven support system is invaluable, especially when…

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