Years ago, I had ‘finally settled’ on a Linux distribution (‘distro’) that worked for me. Later, I switched to LinuxMint for several (dual-boot) machines and VMWare virtual machines.
Still really liking LinuxMint. One great feature for me: The ability to upgrade to new releases. Using the ‘update manager’ – there’s an option to upgrade. Just went from 18.1 to 18.2. No problems.
Starting to look into the Rust programming language. It’s new; all open source from the Mozilla folks. Start here:
Has a lot of neat features from many of the more modern functional and scripting languages.
Installed and running well on Windows. Using the latest/greatest of everything – what they call the “Nightly” build. Things change rapidly.
Integration with Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code text editor is good.
Big fan of Lynda.com. The courses are free through my public library system – Hennepin County.
Here’s the SQL course. Liking it so far; the instructor is very good, and the tools used are a joy. A web-based interactive SQL tool that runs locally, and a complete CRUD app using PHP that also runs locally.