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    Which one is a better choice for Ubuntu?


    Hi;

    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
    DM1-4306AU
    AMD Dual-core E1-1200 1.4GHz Apu
    2GB RAM
    320GB HDD
    )

    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.

    Sys req

    Thank you.
    Last edited by English Breakfast Tea; August 21st, 2013 at 08:49 AM.
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    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.
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    fail to see where PHP comes into this, please post your code..
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    Originally Posted by English Breakfast Tea
    Hi;

    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!
    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.
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    Are you sure you want to do web development with an 11" screen?
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    As per my opinion you should go with $400 option. personally I does not believe in second hand electronics items.
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    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 .
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    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

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