Debian vs Ubuntu : Which one should I use as default OS for development?

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Sure, you can use Debian for development too. Actually, for me personally, Debian is better for development, but I usually recommend Ubuntu to beginners and new Linux users. I actually did a quick Debian vs Ubuntu comparison on my website and went into further details, but at the end of the day, it always boils down to personal preference. Everything can be configured to your liking on both distros.