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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).
Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.
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to be honest i see all linux distros are good for coding, all shipping with python and tools (due to some apps compiled on the go) and even it’s easy to install tools literally one line (apt install) and you are ready to go unlike windows installing python alone is fucking hell
Without reading the article i can say arch would be best for developers as it has everything dev tools would expect: coreutils and systemD, also the AUR helps with the obscure packages. I dont use arch myself as i dont need any of those
Why the downvotes without comments… Just because you disagree in someones opinion does not mean it is wise to downvote, the article has some valid points.
Personally, I think that list is bad, because 3 out of 5 are Debian/Ubuntu and in my opinion, Debian & Ubuntu are among the worst distros for programming, because they have so many outdated packages and do comparatively much custom-patching in their libraries, which falls apart quite quickly when you need to tweak anything about your system.
That isn’t to say that Debian & Ubuntu are bad for programming. It’s just that all the hundreds of other distros are basically equally good, so Debian & Ubuntu being slightly worse, should put them far away from a Top 5 list.
Because these types of lists are not real. What makes 3 better than 4? No one knows. It’s a fake ordering. Also, it’s Linux, so you can do any programming workflow on any distro. One is not inherently better than the other except for maybe community base. The points brought up for each distro are actually just buzzwords.
That’s why the downvotes
I think there is a misunderstanding, the numbers or how they are ordered is not the point. It is more to show that those distros are widely adopted and accepted, especially in the developer scene.
I agree with you that it is impossible to compare one distro with another and then rank it based on random things you make up for an article without explaining why you rate x above y.
However I think the list is solid, arch and Fedora are from my own opinion good ground for developers. I cannot say much about the other distros since I avoided them or did not test them.