[Tutor] Advantages or disadvantages on Platform?

Knacktus knacktus at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 4 21:28:50 CET 2010

Am 04.11.2010 20:43, schrieb Jorge Biquez:
> Hello all.
> I am newbie and studying and working hard learning python. Per your
> advise I am on 2.7 . I have one question for you.
> I can work on Windows (XP) or under Ubuntu .
The advantage of using Ubuntu is that you learn how to work in a 
Linux/Unix environment. Most servers are using Linux/Unix based 
operation systems. Therefore if your goal is to develop web-apps, I 
would go for Ubuntu.
Also, once you've set up your development environment and know how to 
work with your shell, working on Linux is incredible fast and fun. I 
used to work professionally for engineering stuff on Linux/Unix before 
moving to Windows. Productivity on Linux for OS operations like 
organising your files and quickly modifing scripts is by far higher than 
on Windows.
Another advantage is, that there're good editors well integrated. If you 
have the time to learn vim, go for it.

After telling you all this, I have to admit that I'm currently on a 
Windows 7 machine and also perfectly happy. Using an IDE makes the OS 
less important.

> Do you see any advantages or disadvantanges to be working in one or
> another ?
> My main goal , for now, is use Python for web applictions.
> Thanks in advance for your comments and advice.
> Jorge Biquez
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