Best OS for programming
Posted on 2011-09-20
I need to buy an operating system, either WIndows 7 Home premium or Ultimate (Both 64 bit versions), and if needed an additional operating system.
What restrictions would I have with Home Premium vs Ultimate with regards to programming?
The languages/programs that I am going to be using are:
C++, QT4, Prolog, Delphi, Netwide assembler, OpenGL and possibly some Java.
I am not a professional developer (yet), so all of the programming I am going to be doing is for academic purposes or just to see what I can do.
Would Windows 7 Ultimate make that big a difference or would Windows 7 Home Premium be sufficent?
Price isn't my biggest concern but I don't want to pay for something that I would never use.
I also do not mind running a dual boot system if there is a better operating system apart from Windows that is more supportive.
The machine it is going to be running on will have an i5-2500k processor with 8GB of memory and a 2TB Black series HDD (with all the other required hardware).