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I was just wondering............what do you think is best Linux distribution for game development. So far I've heard that Mepis and Gentoo are good for game developing....
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    I was just wondering............what do you think is best Linux distribution for game development. So far I've heard that Mepis and Gentoo are good for game developing.

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    I think any distro would be good for game development, as long as you install the needed libraries and development stuff...

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    But which distro already includes all that stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_The_Lionhearted
    But which distro already includes all that stuff?
    Almost every distro includes development software: compilers, IDEs, code editors. As long as it's not a "newbie-friendly" distro it should have everything you need by default. All the major distros (SuSE, Fedora, Mandriva, Gentoo, Debian) have tons of development tools, often preinstalled by default or at least available on the CDs.
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    But which have the development tools needed in game development?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_The_Lionhearted
    But which have the development tools needed in game development?
    You use mostly the same development tools, just get some extra libraries for the game itself, most of them to are easily obrained for your distro. For example SDL and pygame could easily be obtained and installed if you want to develop python games with pygame.

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    Many of the game development tools I've used are Windows only. What do you have in mind specifically?

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