Fortran99 and Linux

I need to learn Fortran99 and Linux - I was wondering if the different versions of Linux might be better or worse than each other to run Fortran on.

Apologies if this is a stupid question - i am very un-experienced

I’m guessing it doesn’t really matter which Linux distro you go for as Fortran appears to be part of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection)
which AFAIK is pretty much standard in all Linux distros.

Ubuntu for sure has the latest gcc-4.5-base (4.5.1) and gfortran-4.5 (4.5.1) packages available in the default repositories.

As for the Linux side of things… you’ll probably find Ubuntu help easier to come by.

But it must be said I’m not a programmer, so you may be better waiting for a response from someone who is.

The GCC list a gfortran project objective as

Conformance to Fortran standards, primarily Fortran 95, 2003, and 2008

So I can’t see Fortran 99 being an issue.