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This is a lightning presentation given by Cardell Rice that demonstrates how easy it is to test drive an Ubuntu Linux install from a USB drive, without disrupting the main OS on your machine.

This is a lightning presentation given by Cardell Rice that demonstrates how easy it is to test drive an Ubuntu Linux install from a USB drive, without disrupting the main OS on your machine.

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    How to test drive development using Linux How to test drive development using Linux Presentation Transcript

    • How to test drive development using Linux Cardell Rice
    • Choose a Linux Distribution
      • The Ubuntu distribution was selected because of its popularity and community support.
      • Ease of setup
      1
    • Can’t use old computer
      • The computer has to have a CD Burner because the Ubuntu Linux distribution comes as an ISO image
      • The computer has to be able to boot from both a CD and USB thumb drive.
      2
    • Can’t use old computer
      • While Linux is suitable to run on older computers we are going to boot and run from a USB thumb drive
      • Using a thumb drive will allow us to test drive the Linux OS without disturbing our current home or work Windows installation.
      3
    • Thumb Drive OS Setup
      • Format the thumb drive Fat32
      • Boot from the Ubuntu CD and insert the thumb drive.
      4
    • 5
    • Thumb Drive OS Setup
      • Ubuntu Linux will use the Casper utility to allow persistent storage on the thumb drive
      • This will allow saving system configuration information, software application and drivers
      6
    • Native graphics drivers
      • Most newer motherboards with built in graphics use Nvidia or Ati hardware
      • The Ubuntu site has drivers for both of these manufacturers
      7
    • Other native graphics drivers
      • Most other graphic card manufacturers support Linux and drivers can be found on there websites
      • The reason for installing a native driver is faster GUI response and OpenGL
      8
    • Install native graphics driver
      • Download the graphics driver from the manufactures website and install from the command line
      • Install the graphics driver using the Synaptic Package Manager
      9
    • Applications
      • Open Office that comes with the distribution has a word processor, spreadsheet and power point utility
      • You can create files compatible with MS Office versions 97/2000/XP
      10
    • Wine
      • Stands for (Win)dows (E)mulator
      • Used to emulate both 16 and 32 bit widows applications
      • Wine will run versions 6,6.5, and 7 of Lotus Notes
      11
    • Wine
      • Wine will run versions 5,6, and 7 of IE
      • Wine will run Office 2007
      12
    • Setup Development environment
      • Install and configure Sun Java SDK as GNU java in installed by default
      • Install Maven
      • Install CVS/Subversion
      13
    • IDE’s
      • Install Ubuntu compatible Eclipse 3.2 which is downloaded from the Ubuntu repository
      • Install Netbeans 6.7 from Sun
      • Install Flex Builder for Linux from Adobe
      14
    • Utilities
      • VPN setup for linux OS information available on mapped network drives.
      • Remote login built into Ubuntu distribution allows remote login to and from Linux systems.
      15
    • Remote Login
      • NXServer utility can be used to allow remote login from Windows to Linux
      • XWinLogon utility can also be used to allow remote login from Windows to Linux
      16
    • Web and Application Servers
      • Jboss
      • Tomcat
      • WebLogic
      • Apache
      17
    • LAMP
      • “ LAMP”, which stands for “Linux+Apache+MySQL+PHP”
      18
    • Pros
      • Persistent storage allows software and configuration to be saved
      • Easy way to test drive linux on multiple computers.
      • More efficient use of computer resources
      19
    • Cons
      • No easy way of testing using Safari
      • Likely use of older versions of Eclipse IDE
      • Getting familiar with the Unix OS
      20
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