[thelist] Linux for development?

Javier Muniz jmuniz at granicus.com
Wed Oct 8 19:21:39 CDT 2003

I also use VMWare for development, though I do it the other way around (Run
Windows XP, run other versions of windows and linux in VMWare).  For those
of you who don't want to blow the $300+ on VMWare, there's Xen.  It's a
project at cambridge university that's available via the GPL license.  It
claims to be faster than Vmware, though I haven't had a chance to test it
myself.  There was an article about it on slashdot a few weeks ago.

Xen Page:

Slashdot Article:


-----Original Message-----
From: Beau Hartshorne [mailto:beau at hartshorne.ca] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 2:40 PM
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Subject: RE: [thelist] Linux for development?

I am putting together a hardware list for a Linux box that I plan on using
for development, test hosting, and browser testing. On my list is something
called VMWare. VMWare will allow me to install a copy of Windows 98 SE (with
IE 5 and all of it's quirks), as well as a copy of Windows XP (with IE 6 and
all of it's quirks) that can run simultaneously under the host operating

I will be using Apache virtual hosts to create unique environments for each
site, and plan on setting up Samba to use the machine as a print/file server
for the other machines in the office. A modest processor, a gig or two of
ram, and a big hard drive running Linux should have no trouble handling all
of this at once.

What else could you possibly need for development?


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