GNU / Linux is a great development platform. Whether you’re writing code for applications, games, mobile or the web, all the tools you’ll need are at your fingertips. I’ve been using Linux for the last 5 months now to run my web design business and every job I need to accomplish has been completed using free and open source software.
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How much would it take to get yourself up and running with a modern, sophisticated and capable computer setup in 2015? Well, a decent 2-5 year second hand Macbook will likely set you back by between £400 – 500. How about picking up a second hand ex-Windows machine for £150 and installing the free GNU / Linux operating system?
On Thursday this week, the BBC broadcast an episode of its flagship current affairs program ‘Apple’s Broken Promises’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vs348 – which seems to have stirred up a bit of a whirlwind. Apple is not at all happy about the content of the programme, but the BBC is standing by its claims made.