Finally Developing on Ubuntu
It has been a long day coming but it is here!!
After convincing my boss not to spend upwards of $4000 on a MacBook Pro and instead hand over $2000 of his credit card (wasn’t a hard sell), I have now built my second PC.
Its running Ubuntu 64 9.04, q8200 2.33Ghz, 6GB ram, 640GB hd. Very nice setup, nice case, good air flow, silent fans, very low heat (thanks to a Thermalright TURE).
Why 6gb on a dev machine? Well I’m in the business of building social websites. Social websites require testing with multiple users. I tried using multiple instances of Firefox on Mac OS X without much success. With the aid of VirtualBox I can now run 4 separate Firefox instances plus my native one, giving me a whole bunch of testing opportunities.
Also with Ubuntu and Compiz I am running a total of 8 desktops. 4 different layers with two sides to each, did I mention the 22″ monitor, oh and the 20″ that sits next to it.
I have finally setup all the software and dev libraries required of a Rails Dev and efficiency is up, WAY UP!
Bring on the social website!
In: Ubuntu Tricks, Web Development · Tagged with: Ubuntu 8.10