+ Start a Discussion

Which Linux distribution works best with salesforce products?

Hello everyone, I was just curious if anyone uses a linux based OS and salesforce (and associated applications, dataloader, eclipse, etc) regularly?  If so, which distribution do you use or recommend, and why?

Message Edited by wpatters on 09-29-2008 08:17 AM
Nathan CrosbyNathan Crosby
Aside from the on-demand uses of Salesforce that are non-dependent on the OS, I've been running the Force.com IDE (Eclipse) on Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 since its release and find the IDE runs much better than my Vista or XP installs (my Vista OS is on the same machine as my Linux install - a partitioned environment). I haven't tried anything else - Data Loader, Force.com Explorer, etc. as I normally prepare these files/actions in a Windows environment anyway. I'm also not a heavy Linux user to begin with - company's OS standard is XP and home network is mostly Vista - so my input is limited.