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Hello everyone! I'm pretty new to the Linux world and have been learning server management in a trial by fire fashion at work. I've been having quite a bit of ...
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    Question Ubuntu Desktop 12 LAMP Server VM or right in the OS?


    Hello everyone!

    I'm pretty new to the Linux world and have been learning server management in a trial by fire fashion at work. I've been having quite a bit of fun so I decided to install Ununtu Desktop on a laptop I have. I've been enjoying using the Ubuntu Desktop OS and would like to keep it on this laptop and use it more often so...

    My question is, if I want to install a LAMP set up on this laptop for Web development purposes but also as a way of digging deeper into Linux, should I just install on my main (desktop) OS, or would it be better (and ok) to install VirtualBox and Ubuntu Server that way?

    Or, am I totally out to lunch all together?

    Opinions, suggestions and advice is appreciated!

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    The difference between installing on the Desktop to a partition or to Virtualbox will be the speed, slower in VBox. You can install it with the command below, make sure you have the '^' at the end of the commad:

    sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

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    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    The difference between installing on the Desktop to a partition or to Virtualbox will be the speed, slower in VBox. You can install it with the command below, make sure you have the '^' at the end of the commad:
    Thanks for the response yancek!

    I guess what I'm thinking is, I'd like to have my regular working OS seperate from my server and I'm wondering if that's a bad thing or not. I'm not too terribly worried about speed unless it completely slows things down a lot while working. I will not be using the server for any outside traffic. Just learning and dev testing.

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    It doesn't make much difference although it is simpler to just use the same machine, just point the web server at the folder you are using for the coding.
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