• Linux for development

    So I have started learning development HTML, CSS and JS(with back end JS as well) but I’m thinking about moving from Windows to Linux. One reason being the fact that Windows is kinda full of bloatware and uses a lot of memory for no reason what so ever.

    For that I’ve been looking on Antergos, Archmerge, Ubuntu etc and I’m drawn towards making the change. But I’m not really sure what to use.

    I know it might not be a good place to post, but I would like some assistance. Thanks

  • @mVoinescu
    Welcome to Antergos!
    Antergos is one of the very best choices because of its huge amount of easily available applications, and the fact that the apps are always up to date. And the Antergos community is very helpful, whatever questions or problems users may encounter.

  • I’ve used Linux at home for almost 15 years now, and I’d never replace it with Windows, even if it was free. I spent years on Ubuntu, finally (this year) moved to Arch-based OS due to the performance, stability and applications always up to date. Antergos is the most user-friendly and my hardware friendly distribution I managed to find so far.

    Applications I need most:

    • Android Studio;
    • IntelliJ Idea (Java);
    • Inkscape (vector graphics);
    • GIMP (bitmap graphics);
    • LMMS (digital audio workstation);
    • Audacity (audio editor);
    • Bluefish (text editor w/ some tools for programming);

    If I happen to work on a Windows-powered machine (at the office), I use the very same apps, but pay attention to the fact, that they are all native Linux software.

  • Hi all, thank you for the answer. After some issues with Windows and due to their lackluster support line on chat I have actually decided to wipe Windows from the laptop and put Antergost as my only OS.

    I was mostly using it for gaming and to stream my Xbox when TV is in use, but with this issue from today it will give me more incentive to learn what I want as I will take away some stuff that might be blocking me from learning.

    As for software that I use it’s IntelliJ and Webstorm mostly and for that I saw that AUR is just amazing. Tomorrow morning I’ll make the installation and slowly becoming a linux guy ^^

  • @mVoinescu said in Linux for development:

    En cuanto al software que uso es IntelliJ y Webstorm en su mayoría y para eso vi que AUR es simplemente increíble. Mañana por la mañana haré la instalación y lentamente me convertiré en un chico de Linux ^^

    Excellent decision and welcome to Antergos !!! :)

  • @mVoinescu
    Here’s some advice for new Antergos enthusiasts:

    • As AUR has huge potential, be aware that AUR is supported by users, not by the official Antergos team.
      => often it is better to use officially supported alternatives instead of AUR ones (if they exist)
      => it may be useful to check PKGBUILD files of AUR packages before install, just in case
    • In addition to Antergos web pages, Arch pages contain a lot of useful information for Antergos users
    • Antergos is also about learning and having fun while doing it!
  • The main tools I’m interested from AUR in the beginning are WebStorm, Intellij Ultimate, Steam, Chrome and Mozzila Dev.

    -But thanks for the info, will check to be sure so it does not affect my system.

    In the meantime I’m testing in VM to see what desktop environment to use. I think I’ll use either Xfce or Gnome from what I have seen know.

  • @mVoinescu

    At least chrome might be replaced with chromium, or do you need chrome’s additional features?

  • I need the features that comes with Chrome to be honest.

  • @mVoinescu
    OK. So far no more new suggestions. :)

  • @manuel Haha, that’s ok.

  • Steam it’s not a problem as it gets installed with the Antergos installer from what I saw, still it might use the AUR repository, but not sure.

  • @mVoinescu
    Steam seems to be all non-AUR.

  • @manuel That’s even better I would say.

  • Steam has 2 launchers, Steam-Native and Steam-Runtime.

    Steam-Runtime is the official steam with the official runtime libraries, which are OLD!

    Steam-Native runs steam with system native libraries and usually gives better performance.
    Sometimes this does not work!, then use steam-native!

  • @mVoinescu said in Linux for development:

    In the meantime I’m testing in VM to see what desktop environment to use. I think I’ll use either Xfce or Gnome from what I have seen know.

    Hey there! I just came across your thread just now, and honestly all the advice I could give has already been given. However, there is one side note I might add. Antergos includes an amazing variety of Desktop Environments, but there are a few unofficial ones it can provide as well, including my favorite one, Deepin. If you are interested at all by this, you can either download my Live ISO (an Antergos Community Edition found here) or you can start Cnchi in the ISO you are already using with this command from the terminal:
    sudo -E cnchi -dvz

    Whatever you choose, I hope it turns out to be the one you like the best😀.

    The best of luck

  • Thank you guys for all the support. I still trying to figure out exactly which one to use. I have two Arch based distros and not sure :D, but ill find a solution.

    In the meantime I will mark this as solved as it served it purpose

  • @mVoinescu said in Linux for development:

    I have two Arch based distros and not sure :D, but ill find a solution.

    Interesting😀. Just out of curiosity, what are the two top choices you are debating?


  • Antergos and ArchMerge

  • Ahhh… thank you for sharing that😀. I wonder if Archmerge will be the next big distro in the Arch family? (Aside from Antergos of course ;)). I’ve certainly heard a lot about it recently!

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