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General Discussion

using linux ?

hi i thinking about moving in the Linux Os world and i like to know are there any ruby on rails track takers that use lLinux if so could some tell me how they can take advantage of Tree house to develop there projects also can i use android track too

2 Answers

Hi, i'm not taking the track for Ruby on Rails or Android yet, but i use Linux to develop applications in PHP and to test some Wordpress sites. The world of Linux is a bit different from Windows or Mac OS, but in the case of tools for development Linux will not fail you. I think the first step is to think about, is what distro will you be using, some of them are easier than others, and some distros will lack of some features (but that depends on the philosophy of the project). For beginners i think ubuntu or fedora are great starting points, you can find lots of tutorials around the web to set up a web development environment.

You are actually better off moving to Linux with Rails anyway as 99.999999% of Rails deployments are on some sort of Unix-like. Linux has a lot of tools on the desktop too to make developing easier. You should also be able to use all the Android tools on Linux as well.