August 21st, 2013, 08:47 AM
Which one is a better choice for Ubuntu?
I need a small laptop to instal Linux os (Ubuntu) with mysql, phpmyadmin (basically LAMP). I want a laptop that works with this hassle free!
It is a PAIN on Macbook pro. I can get this (HP 11" Notebook
AMD Dual-core E1-1200 1.4GHz Apu
for $400, or a second hand one for $300.
Can anyone with experience tell me which one is a better idea? These are other oes, but I really dont want to spend much on this.
Last edited by English Breakfast Tea; August 21st, 2013 at 08:49 AM.
August 21st, 2013, 09:11 AM
Six of one, half dozen of the other. Not sure why you think it is a pain on Mac as it is Debian Linux under OS X.
There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those that don't.
August 21st, 2013, 10:05 AM
fail to see where PHP comes into this, please post your code..
August 21st, 2013, 11:13 AM
Where are you putting your final code? You can't carve out a piece of that for a development environment? I usually prefer to just SSH into a remote *nix environment to do my PHP development. If that's not an option then I use WAMP Server locally, though I'm not sure if there's a Mac version of that.
Originally Posted by English Breakfast Tea
August 21st, 2013, 11:56 AM
Are you sure you want to do web development with an 11" screen?
August 22nd, 2013, 06:34 AM
As per my opinion you should go with $400 option. personally I does not believe in second hand electronics items.
August 22nd, 2013, 03:27 PM
Another option, if your macbook has the resources [ram, hdd space, CPU power], is to purchase a software pkg called Parallels for MAC and install Ubuntu into a Virtual Machine Environment.
If your Macbook can handle it, it is the most inexpensive option.
[EDIT]: Or better yet, for free, using VirtualBox for MacOSX .
Last edited by DonR; August 22nd, 2013 at 11:38 PM.
August 22nd, 2013, 11:46 PM
To be honest, if the machine is to be a dedicated web server, Ubuntu is certainly not bad, but I recommend CentOS.
If youre using it for development, though not required, I recommend something with a larger screen. I made the same mistake and got a netbook and some of my apps dont have enough screen real estate to open properly, so you end up scrolling A LOT *if* the app is even usable.
Not trying to rain on your parade or be negative, just giving you my experienced opinion