I want to use linux in my laptop. but i can't take decision which is better for me. by the way i am a beginner programmer. i want to work with lamp, java, perl, python and so many language. any one tell me which linux distribution is better for me plz?
Ubuntu is best for beginner you can install along with windows. Search in the net for your location Linux user group. They will conduct Linux user group meet not only in linux but cover open source concept.
Ubuntu let's U install inside windows........ WUBI...... this won't affect anything on windows.......this will run just as a program. Once u are familiar u can switch to full installation........ No need to worry help is always available........
Ubuntu is good but Linux Mint is better. You won't have to worry about licensing hassles and hardware drivers.
Linux mint is the best for begginers it comes preinstalled with almost all software like "vlc" , compiz confiz, gimp, office etc...... i would suggest MINT
Ubuntu and Fedora!
I strongly recommend to use Ubuntu or fedora
You can go ahead with Ubuntu . Why use Ubuntu : 1.Huge support. 2.stable release . 3.Lot of distro use ubuntu as their base. 4.18 months Long term support. Since you want to use it for programming I recommend. Vim with nerdtree and autocompletion . . .
few days ago i used fedora 15. Its awesome gui and i love this. But i want to use openSuse 11.4. what yours opinion about this. I also use netbeans & eclipse ide for programming practice.
suse is nice os,but i was not as comfortable like ubuntu.Netbeans is good ide,eclipse too.But i like vim it is a personal choice. Fedora 15 is good i have tried kde as well as gnome.KDE is just microsofting in linux.gnome is decent and good.