Setting up your computer for Freelancing
BY webmaster
13 years ago
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It is one thing to learn languages from a book and it is a totally different thing to try out these languages on your PC. Once you get feel of the languages and the technologies the next step is to set up the development and testing environment on your PC. Since we are focusing on web based application development using mostly open technologies we will be covering only these relevant areas.


Theoretically you could use vanilla editors like nano or notepad to create web applications. However it is always much more convenient to have some useful features like syntax highlighting, code completion, function listing etc. There are several popular freeware editors available for web development. Some of the more popular ones are

Emacs -
Hapedit -
Eclipse + PhpEclipse -

You should try out the different editors available before settling with one you are comfortable with. Initially it might not make any big differences but in the long run a user friendly editor could save yo u a lot of time in terms of increased efficiency.

The framework most commonly required for freelance projects would be Apache + PHP + MySQL. There could, however, be projects requiring you to set up other applications or servers like Java, Postgresql etc. Most Linux distributions comes with these three installed by default (atleast in the server mode installation), and even if not, adding these is a matter of few clicks through the package management application. On a windows PC the installation of these software is pretty straightforward and are documented in detail in their respective sites

Apache on windows -
Apache on Linux -



on 04th April 2007 / by webmaster
Linux is the epitome of the FLOSS model. Technical Solution Linux installation Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Dewey J. Corl (not verified) access_time 10 Jul 2020 - 11:15 Linux is not ready for the general public! (I am a Ubuntu user). For proof, 1. try to simply print labels on a Dymo label printer. It takes a LOT of work to get to the ease of label printing already available in Windows and Mac. 2. try syncing a modern Palm based PDA. Yes, jpilot and others will sync the main data, but pictures and midi files do not get transferred without a lot of extra setup. These are examples of applications that are not ready for the general public. Since an operating system only supports applications, Linux is not ready to be a common desktop for the general public. While we are waiting for the applications to catch up, keep up the good work!! Anoop John (not verified) access_time 10 Jul 2020 - 11:15 Dewey Yes you may be right. But these are not applications that a common man would use. A common man would use one of these applications - Internet browser, Chat Client, Email Client, Document Writer, Presentation Creator, Spreadsheet Editor, Movie Viewer, Music Player, CD/DVD Writer. Both examples you cited are more specific applications that only a small percentage of the whole population uses. It will take time before those hardware vendors identify the need from their perspective to address the Linux community. Krishnadas (not verified) access_time 10 Jul 2020 - 11:15 Dear Mr Anoop, Thank you very much for the free installation of LINUX done in my PC. I am getting immersed in the LINUX and seeing the versatility. To my surprise, I am able to read one of my old backup CD(wherein lot of my valuable file exist) done in DIRECT CD wizard (a custom cd writing software of Easy Cd creator in WIN98) which could not be read in XP. Installation of old version of easycd creator/direct cd program was not possible in XP. I thought that possible i lost all data. Very pleasant start! Srikanth N. S. (not verified) access_time 10 Jul 2020 - 11:15 Hi Anoop, My friend is thrilled with Ubuntu. One of his grouses with windows was that after OS installation, everything else is to be installed separately which is a real headache. WHereas if u install Linux, everything is installed as a package and he is thrilled to bits! Let linux installation spread in Trivandrum and your service in this direction is highly appreciated. Kepp up the good work Regards. PDA Freak (not verified) access_time 10 Jul 2020 - 11:15 Is it possible to install linux on a packardbell notebook ? Pagination Current page 1 Page 2 Next page Next › Last page Last » Add new comment
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