Sign up ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

I am using windows 7 and I would like to know if there is a web developer using Ubuntu as its OS and how satisfied are you and can you also link you site link made on Ubuntu for better view on Ubuntu as an opportunity for me doing web development on it.

share|improve this question

closed as not constructive by dv3500ea, RolandiXor, Marco Ceppi Jun 25 '11 at 15:43

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

This sort of discussion/personal experience question is better suited to Ubuntu Forums. – dv3500ea Jun 25 '11 at 11:02
I am, but most of the tools I'm using are cross-patform; especially with web development, I don't see how the OS I'm using affects the end result - could you clarify? – Piskvor Jun 25 '11 at 11:08
You should ask this question somewhere like here: I've been using Ubuntu for years and it is the best OS for web dev in my opinion. – Owais Lone Jun 25 '11 at 11:28

1 Answer 1

Many people have been using Ubuntu for web development for many years. Clearly you cannot run Photoshop or 'Dreamweaver' but most websites are Content Management Systems that run on a LAMP stack where finding your way around linux is important.

With Ubuntu you get better tools for remote access via 'ssh' to your development machine, syncing files is easier with 'rsync', finding files is easier with 'find' and the list goes on.

Some proficiency with the command line is required, if you know 'vi' or 'emacs' then you do not really need a Windows PC.

Source control and comparing files with 'diff' is native to linux/Ubuntu. Batch processing is also so much easier as Windows scripting is a recent add-on.

Perhaps most interesting is how all instructions are seemingly for linux, 'apt-get install this' and website addons packed with '.tar.gz' rather than '.zip'.

I don't think you need people to demonstrate/advertise the sites they built in linux, what you see might be 'Photoshop' anyway.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.