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Developing in Linux is often much easier to do than windows. Mac is much friendlier than PC as well.
Desktop Linux Distributions
Ubuntu - Easy to use; completely free and open source, and great for developing software.
Suse - Tricky to install sometimes, but very good performace
Enterprise Server Linux Distributions
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5/6 - King of the Patch
Fedora - Works, Keep software and security patches up-to-date
Ubuntu - Works well, and easy to install
Personal/Home Linux Server
Fedora - Easy to install, Easy to configure software, good docs
Ubuntu - Easy to install, Widely used
BusyBox - Embedded Linux applications
Chromium - Google's take on OS; boots in 5 seconds