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Is it just me or does seam like the class don't think dev's use Linux. Getting sick of here the Mac way here's Window's way. My just total nut for living on Linux.

6 Answers

Robert King
Robert King
1,058 Points

I'm using Linux for the courses/tutorials as well. The stuff I've encountered so far mostly just uses the same instructions they would do on the Mac. For the edge cases, my distro's wiki and the Internet have been most helpful.

So you're not alone :) It's fun to use Linux to make things.

Bash is bash for the most part. But Ftp program for mac and linux arg.

William Whitworth
William Whitworth
6,117 Points

I'm not sure if you were upset with the FTP options or not, but Fetch and Coda are both pretty good FTP clients for Mac. Fetch is more FTP whereas Coda is a text editor with FTP built in. I don't know about Linux though, sorry.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

> Is it just me or does seam like the class don't think dev's use Linux.

The web dev industry has had a bit of a Mac fetish going the past few years. So it seems to me that the Treehouse content tends to mirror what people talk about blogs and social media.

I use Linux also would like to see Linux as an option on here as well. trying to do the android dev track and they have links for mac and windows for the sdk and set up but none for linux. as a complete nood i guess ill have to figure out how to get eclips going on ubuntu by myself. Frustrating

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

You need to install

  • Java development kit (JDK).
  • Android Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Android Development Tool (ADT) Plugin for Eclipse IDE

A quick Google found these install tips for Fedora & Ubuntu

Many of Googlers use Ubuntu themselves OS you will see dep of many of their tools. The office Linux verison of Google ADK eclipse has Linux version that works on for every thing in the course.

I am using Linux Mint for more than 5 years now. I have no knowledge in computer programming only simple HTML and CSS.

Dan Jones
Dan Jones
7,899 Points

I found a link to put java version "1.8.0_101" on ubuntu-14.04.4 :


It's an unsupported repository, use at your own risk, disclaimers, etc. My results:

dan@Dawson01-18-2015:~$ java -version java version "1.8.0_101" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_101-b13) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.101-b13, mixed mode)