I would like to do some C++/Linux development. I have a Windows 8 PC. Can someone suggest a efficient / economical way of doing this?
The simplest way would be to install VMware Player (free) or VirtualBox (also free) and then install a Linux distro of your choice as a VM inside that. You just need enough RAM to run both OS's at once. another option would be to install A linux Distro to some unallocated space on your HD (or to another HD) and then choose between what you boot to.
What is the most commonly used Linux distro in the market now? Is there a free version available?
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All good replies, I decided to go with Hyper-V and Linux Mint. Hyper V enabled. Downloading LinuxMint. thanks!