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Matthew Batman30,187 Points
Linux for Web Development
Does anyone here use linux for web development? How satisfied are you? What distro do you use?
Last night, I dropped my expensive, relatively new MacBook Pro with the lid open. It was probably only four feet in the air, but it hit a coffee table on the way down and now seems to be inoperable.
I'm thinking about replacing it with a linux machine. My understanding is that Illustrator wouldn't work for linux, but is there anything else I should be worried about?
Ferdinand Pretorius18,705 Points
Very sorry to hear about your MacBook
I use Linux for all my computing needs.
I am very satisfied running CentOS, however you can get the same results running Ubuntu/Xubuntu. I run Illustrator through WINE (Windows Emulator) and it works about 95% as expected. I have been working in a linux environment for 4 years as DevOps (With only a little Dev in DevOps ;) ). If you have any specific questions or would like some more info feel free to ask, I'm always happy to help where I can.
Hope this helps!