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I am an open source web developer that has decided to transition away from using the Microsoft stack as the center of my everyday workflow and dive into Linux for my primary workstation. As I am new to Linux, I would like to know from Linux experts what the most valuable tools are available for common (and not so common) tasks from a web developer's perspective. The best online resources to learn those tools would also be very helpful.

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closed as not constructive by jasonwryan, Michael Mrozek Dec 4 '12 at 12:49

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I don't think this question is directly answerable, and will result in opinionated answers. – jordanm Dec 4 '12 at 6:46
Please refrain from using things like M$ or nOOb… – Ulrich Dangel Dec 4 '12 at 7:02
This is totally vague. Just tell us what you need. A browser with best JS debugger? A Python IDE, PHP IDE, etc..? – gertvdijk Dec 4 '12 at 8:36
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I recommend you to use FreeMind mind mapping software, along with vim (install plugins and use it like IDE, from temrinal ;) ), learn to use terminal and Linux commands, use Firebug for Firefox, and Chrome's Inspector for Web Front-end debugging, use Kompozer to fix the mixed html tag indents and almost all visual web stuff, and many more. I don't know whether I answered your question or not, but I understood it in this way. ;) Have fun with Linux :)

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Why do you recommend these in particular, over the myriad of others? Relative merits of various tools can be both a matter of opinion as well as shift over time, but tool selection criteria stand the test of time much better. – Michael Kjörling Dec 4 '12 at 9:13
You're right but I just suggested where to start (as a web developer). I suggested these among dozens of others because they are my favourite ones. After these suggestions, the user will and should learn many others, by himself, ofcourse;) – mtndesign Dec 4 '12 at 9:29

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