Best distribution for Hadoop?

Linode Staff

Hi I recently signed up and would like to follow this guide:

How to install and setup Hadoop cluster

Which distribution should I choose for this tutorial?

1 Reply

You can use any of our available distributions to follow this guide. If you are new to Linux I'd recommend using Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu is very user friendly and has a great online community, so it will be easy to find help if you get stuck anywhere along the way. You can follow this guide below to set up your first Linode:

Getting Started

Hadoop is written in Java, so you will need the Java Development Kit. We have a guide on installing the JDK on Ubuntu here:

Install Java on Ubuntu


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