Changes between Version 15 and Version 16 of HardwareRequirements


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10/20/11 19:12:22 (6 years ago)
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    3535Steven also asked, 
    3636> Also, do I need Office or can I use freeware for those tasks? 
    37 No, you won't need Office.  All the software you'll need is free.  Though I expect some people will not like my decision on this point, I recommend everyone use the Ubuntu operating system by installing it in VirtualBox or on a 32+ GB USB flash drive.  The reason is that all the software you need is available for free (and even automatically updated) in Ubuntu.  You can do web development just as well on Windows or a Mac, but because I have a good handle on what software to use, and how to install it all easily, on Ubuntu, I'm only going to put my effort into supporting that platform.  Specifically, I'm working on making it so all you have to do is install Ubuntu, then run a configuration script I'm writing to install & configure all the specific software you need. 
     37No, you won't need Office.  All the software you'll need is free.  Though I expect some people will not like my decision on this point, I recommend everyone use the Ubuntu operating system by installing it in VirtualBox or on a 32+ GB USB flash drive.  The reason is that all the software you need is available for free (and even automatically updated) in Ubuntu.  You can do web development just as well on Windows or a Mac, but because I have a good handle on what software to use, and how to install it all easily, on Ubuntu, I'm only going to put my effort into supporting that platform.  Specifically, all you have to do is install Ubuntu, then run a configuration script to install & configure all the specific software you need.  The steps to do this are described [WebDevEnv here].