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Is Ubuntu suitable for web designer and web developer? I mean cross-browsing, comfortable work.

I would like to see reviews from web designers or web developers about their experience working in Ubuntu.

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Yes, Ubuntu is great for Web Designers and Web Developers.

Ubuntu was my main platform for a few years, and it's probably the easiest to work with.

Install Apache and a few other things, maybe a nicer code editor, and you're good to go.

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Now I have Windows 7, but I want to change for Ubuntu. Why Ubuntu is so good? – j095 Apr 20 '14 at 21:31
Unix based operating systems in general are good for Web Development/Designing One thing you should know, Photoshop isn't available on Ubuntu, or any Linux distribution for that matter. – Cody Apr 20 '14 at 21:33
That being said, GIMP is a good as any replacement for photoshop. IMO. – blade19899 Apr 20 '14 at 21:37
Yeah, GIMP is the way to go. It's great. Nearly the same functions as Photoshop. Layers, grouping layers, etc. – Cody Apr 20 '14 at 21:40

Ubuntu is a great platform for web development.
From my experience JAVA based IDE-s provide best funcionality for web-development and Ubuntu shines at JAVA.
Some IDE-s you'll find around:

  • Zend Studio (Commercial)
  • Eclipse PDT (Free)
  • NetBeans (Free)
  • Aptana Studio (Free)
  • PHP Storm - JetBrains (Commercial)

Those are great full tools for a great web-development experience.
But of course there are many other tools which help your workflow:

  • Gimp (Graphics)
  • FileZilla (FTP)
  • Kate (Text Editor)
  • Gedit (Text Editor) //Bundled
  • Gcolor2

and many many others among them.
Configuring WEB SERVER is also an easy task:
On your terminal:

sudo apt-get install taskel //then follow on screen instructions to install lamp stack
sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

I really do recommend using one of the IDE-s above and tools provided above and you'll have a pleasant coding and design experience.
Happy codding !

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