This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi all, I'm pretty new to Linux/Unix but do know a few Unix commands here and there. I wish to get Linux OS computer so that it can act like a testing server (Apache, JBoss, GlassFish, MySQL and stuff) for my own development. The problem is I don't know what linux distro to get "if" the stores allow me to choose. Also since I really want it to be a user computer and server capable, how much RAM is really needed, is 1 or 2 GB enough? How much should the hard disk be given I want to install Apache, JBoss etc?
Oh how much Linux sysadmin skills do I need in order to install and configure Apache, JBoss etc?
Jesper Young wrote:Coming Thursday (23 April 2009), the newest version of Ubuntu, version 9.04 (for 2009, April) is being released.
I've been using Unix since the 80s, and Linux as my constant OS for five years. If you have any question, do NOT get 9.04 the first week its released. Wait a while for the first bugs to get caught and fixed.
Thanks all for your comments, I will look around and even take a linux course or 2 to get some hands-on. I think hardware isn't the problem these days. I agree with Pat using newly released OS (linux or windows) isn't a good idea.
I have installed the new Ubuntu 9.04 on my netbook (a Dell Mini 9) and my laptop (Dell XPS M1530) now, and they both work great. I don't agree with Pat that it's necessary to wait a few weeks before installing the new version of Ubuntu; it has been already been tested for months by thousands of people, with the alpha-, beta- and release candidate-versions.
Anyway, you can just download the Ubuntu CD ISO image, burn it on a CD, and run Ubuntu from the CD without installing it on your computer, just to try out how it works and if it works well on your hardware.