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Installing Drupal on Ubuntu
Developing your sites in a Linux environment means that the norm for all the tools you use will be that they are open source free software, like Drupal itself. More important to you, perhaps, the server, programming language, and database that Drupal relies upon are easier to set up and keep running on Linux.
I highly recommend that you develop web sites within a Linux environment for one additional reason: your Drupal sites are likely to be hosted on a server running on Linux. While all varieties of GNU-Linux are heartily endorsed, if you're running any version other than the ...