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I want to teach myself a programming language and how to use linux systems.
I would to be able to read and write my own programs... im not sure whether this is developer or programmer. anyways im teaching myself and will be getting textbooks and such from my library about programming languages.
i was thinking C++ but not sure if this is a good place to start? is this what linux uses?
Which language should i start with and which distro would be good for a beginner to mess around with?
also do distros come with their own "compilers" or do i have to download one of them as well... any recommendations are helpful.
if you can help or even let me know if im on the right track or not it would be much appreciated.