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Which is the better choice:

XAMPP on Windows
1 (50%)
easyVMX running a virtual Linux environment
1 (50%)
I dunno!
0 (0%)
I don't care!
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 2

Author Topic: as a web developer, which would you choose: xampp -vs- easyvmx  (Read 2580 times)

Jammo the OrganizedFellow

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as a web developer, which would you choose: xampp -vs- easyvmx
« on: October 28, 2006, 08:11:34 AM »
Which would be the better (faster, efficient, least resources) choice?!

I am a budding web developer.
Mostly xhtml + css, with little php.
For over a year now, I have been using XAMPP (http://www.apachefri...ds.org/en/xampp.html)
I've tested and launched my own site blog many times over. Tested WordPress, Text Pattern, NucleusCMS, sBlog, and just a few months ago, started using ExpressionEngine (which is what I use now for my domain).
Testing off line makes things so much easier!

Just the other day, I came across EasyVMX(http://www.easyvmx.com/index.shtml) and I used that to re-install my Windows XP Pro. I was just amazed!
I've only ever read about virtual machines, and using them to test software and OS installations, but I never though it would be so easy!

So now, I'd like some advise from some serious software freaks.
Which would be the better alternative (fun) coding environment: xampp or vm?

I've had Ubuntu installed before, I loved it. But I had to migrate back to Windows as all my software collection is ... well, windows based. I'd like to tinker with Damn Small Linux, or go back to Ubuntu.
I won't be able to share a windows directory, but figured that whatever files I create in Windows that I need to share with my linux, I can just FTP to my server via Filezilla and download with Linux (right?).


hhmm ... oh what a pickle coders.
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« Last Edit: October 28, 2006, 10:11:07 AM by brotherS »

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Re: as a web developer, would would you choose: xampp -vs- easyvmx
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2006, 08:52:55 AM »
Just an heads-up: Please don't forget the usual option: "don't know / don't care" ;)

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Re: as a web developer, would would you choose: xampp -vs- easyvmx
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2006, 08:59:41 AM »
UPDATE:
running Damn Small Linux 3.0.1
screen shot = 1280x1024

http://jammo.net/uploads/screens/2006-10-28_07-48-25.png
as a web developer, which would you choose: xampp -vs- easyvmx


Kinda neat.
Just messing around right now. Enjoying the possibilities :)
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Re: as a web developer, would would you choose: xampp -vs- easyvmx
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2006, 09:03:53 AM »
virtual machines like vmware are ideal for testing stuff, but i wouldn't want to have a live website running on one on a personal pc, for performance reasons.

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Re: as a web developer, would would you choose: xampp -vs- easyvmx
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2006, 10:06:10 AM »
virtual machines like vmware are ideal for testing stuff, but i wouldn't want to have a live website running on one on a personal pc, for performance reasons.
nor would xampp be ideal for running a production site.
as i mentioned, i use it for testing offline, then i move everything over.
files and databases.
thats how i learned the expression engine tags.
As an aspiring web developer/designer, it is a constant struggle to cope with my ADHD + Hypomania/Bipolar Disorder.

The slow growth of my web dev projects is eclipsed by my patience, understanding and desire to learn AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE as I slowly progress.

X_____jamjammo_____