Apologies if this has been asked before, I searched and didn’t find any topic, mods can move it wherever they see fit.
I use Windows currently for my browsing gaming and general media consumption needs, but I have heard coders don’t prefer windows for programming. I am below average in computer skill, you could call me a cracker, profiting from other people’s work.
I have always had a wish of learning proper programming (that’s why I am here) and I began with python, since codecademy chose it for me, and I have reached the part about git and github where I am thinking of working on real terminal (its satisfying to reproduce the results on a real terminal) and I am confused. Regarding choosing the appropriate operating system.
I have been wanting to make the switch from windows for quite some time but, always I stopped in my tracks, maybe due to the hectic research, or due to the countless distros (versions) of linux available.
If I can get an honest answer, what does codecademy guys think is the best distro for a newb like me to begin with? I keep reading, debian doesn’t come with wifi drivers, mint is not good, even ubuntu was destroyed by utility shell (don’t even know what that is).
Just a few opinions, regarding why is linux better than windows or mac, and which linux is good for beginning. And please don’t ask me to stick to windows, I absolutely want to switch (preferably with dual boot).