Software & Apps Linux Pycharm: The Best Linux Python IDE PyCharm offers a strong mix of features for serious Python development By Gary Newell Writer Gary Newell was a freelance contributor, application developer, and software tester with 20+ years in IT, working on Linux, UNIX, and Windows. our editorial process Gary Newell Updated March 23, 2020 Linux Switching from Windows Tweet Share Email Linux is a hard-core programmer's dream operating system — so competition for integrated development environments is fierce. One of the best for Python developers is PyCharm from JetBrains. PyCharm Features This IDE offers significant tools to aid Python developers: Refactoring toolsSupport for version control including Git, Subversion, and MercurialCode analysisCode completionSyntax and error highlightingDebuggingSupport for community-based plugins Installing PyCharm PyCharm isn't available from repositories — you must download the tarball from JetBrains and install it manually. Download PyCharm PyCharm offers two versions. The free Community Edition may be used by anyone, and its source code remains publicly available on GitHub. The Professional Edition includes extra tools, including tools like Google App Engine and frameworks like Django and Flask. PyCharm works like other IDEs. They tend to use the same general appearance. PyCharm, to that end, is comparable to competitors like Eclipse.