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How to test drive development using Linux

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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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  • 1. How to test drive development using Linux Cardell Rice
  • 2. Choose a Linux Distribution
    • The Ubuntu distribution was selected because of its popularity and community support.
    • Ease of setup
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  • 3. 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.
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  • 4. 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.
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  • 5. Thumb Drive OS Setup
    • Format the thumb drive Fat32
    • Boot from the Ubuntu CD and insert the thumb drive.
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  • 7. 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
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  • 8. 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
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  • 9. 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
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  • 10. 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
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  • 11. 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
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  • 12. 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
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  • 13. Wine
    • Wine will run versions 5,6, and 7 of IE
    • Wine will run Office 2007
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  • 14. Setup Development environment
    • Install and configure Sun Java SDK as GNU java in installed by default
    • Install Maven
    • Install CVS/Subversion
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  • 15. 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
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  • 16. 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.
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  • 17. 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
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  • 18. Web and Application Servers
    • Jboss
    • Tomcat
    • WebLogic
    • Apache
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  • 19. LAMP
    • “ LAMP”, which stands for “Linux+Apache+MySQL+PHP”
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  • 20. 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
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  • 21. Cons
    • No easy way of testing using Safari
    • Likely use of older versions of Eclipse IDE
    • Getting familiar with the Unix OS
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  • 22. The End 5 minutes of question time starts now!
  • 23. Questions 4 minutes left!
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  • 27. Questions 30 seconds left!
  • 28. Questions TIME IS UP!

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