I have Ubuntu as my OS for active development, I was wondering if elementary OS could replace it. I faced a few problems in using nodejs on elementary OS and was wondering if it'd be a good choice.
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If you try:
apt-cache policy nodejs
You will know that
nodejs is the same one used in Ubuntu and it is downloaded from Ubuntu official site.
- For bugs, you can report them to bugs.launchpad.net.
If you have questions, they are off-topic in Ask Ubuntu, it does not support derived distributions.
You should ask in Stack Overflow if it is a generic programming question.
The elementaryOS support for development is as good as Ubuntu, as a derivative distribution should be.
But, because the current version of elementaryOS is based on a stable (thus relatively old) release, it may not have the newer libraries like Gtk 3.18.
I use elementaryOS for active development on Mono/C# and have no problem with it. Don't know much about the NodeJS environment, you may need to make sure the native libraries your npm packages use (if any) are available on Ubuntu 14.04.