It’s been some days in my office an activity is going on to shift operating system of all machines from Windows XP to Fedora and Ubuntu. Most of employees got their PC’s operating system changed and remaining are under process. This is a great edge to use Java and open source based softwares that you can say bye to Windows smoothly. Organizations save a lot of money by shifting to Linux. If they really keep their selves to use such kind of software which are open source.
Well the app servers where our application deployed are already Linux based. Developers use putty programs to access them. For just writing code and SQL queries, Eclipse IDE and database explorer are available in their Linux binaries. But their are other softwares too which facilitate your office work. Some softwares I use for graphic designing and web page development, but their Linux binaries are not available. I have to look their alternates. I have to make my MP3 files work too.
I think it will be a smooth transition and ‘Write Once Run Anywhere’ spirit of Java will not let developers to stay uneasy on Linux based system. I hope it will be a good expirience.