Linux Workstation Done Easy

So, here is my recommendation how to get Linux Workstation for (Java) development with only little knowledge of Linux.

    1. Install Linux Mint based on Ubuntu (if you are more advanced you can try Fedora based on Red Hat or Antergos – Arch Linux done easy)
    2. Choose Desktop Environment. I recommend Cinammon (something between beauty a performance), it is easy to use, got extensions and themes. (my second choice is XFCE)
    3. Get software from “Software Manager”, “Synaptic Package Manager” or just install it from website.
    4. OpenJDK 7.0 probably will be installed, already… or try this to install OpenJDK 8:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk 
  1. Install Chromium with Postman App
  2. Install IDE, Eclipse, IntelliJ or Netbeans for Java. For Python Pycharm or LiClipse.
  3. Install text editores like: Sublime Text, Atom, Geany, Kate, Vim, Emacs, Gedit or anything else.
  4. Install Git from package manager
  5. Install Gui client for Git, with Mono Runtime you can get GitExtensions for Linux or try Git Cola.
  6. “Wine” can help you to run some Windows apps on Linux
  7. If you dislike terminal, you can try Terminator or Guake
  8. Fonts to try: Source Code Pro, Ubuntu Mono, Hack, Inconsolata, Deja Vu Sans Mono
  9. Start Coding 😉
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