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Share files between Ubuntu and OS X (in the same PC)

I think the question title explains itself, but I will give you some details... I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 with Ubuntu 13.10 and OS X Mavericks sharing the same hard drive with OS X using most of ...
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The Ubuntu package development environment

I've read a lot (e.g., http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/, http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/) but still can't figure out the following questions. Is there cutting-edge Ubuntu package ...
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Is it possible to set up a bare-metal hypervisor on my laptop?

Say I had a Core i7 Laptop with 16GB of RAM and a 750gb drive. Is there a mechanism where I can partition the HD into a Linux, Windows, OS X, Shared Data, Hypervisor setup where I boot a small ...
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1answer
337 views

Portable Ubuntu Development Environment

I'm looking for a solution that allows me to run Ubuntu off a USB stick and have git and few other programs installed that I use regularly for development (FTP, IDE, GIMP, maybe even XAMPP). This way ...
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2answers
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Turn 2 USB type A ports (receptacles) into an extension cable with 2 type A receptacles using Linux?

I'm currently trying to connect 2 USB devices together, but both ends are type A plugs. Before I buy a physical extension cords with 2 type A receptacles, I'd like to know if I can connect these 2 ...
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3answers
121 views

Some guidance on Linux version for general use + interface development?

I'll try to keep this focussed, though by my journey's nature it will want to be everything but. I'm a front-end web developer, I've always developed on Windows with technologies like XHTML, CSS, ...
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What is “upstream”?

I always hear people saying it's better to "merge upstream" and stuff like that when it comes to designing software and the like. I have a feeling it's to do with mainstream linux kernel stuff but I'm ...
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1answer
238 views

Ultraportable for development [closed]

I am planning to get a Lenovo ultraportable for development work. It will be a Linux box. I'm looking to compare between the soon-to-be-released x120e ...
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2answers
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Are dev downloads as complete as their regular counterparts?

I was wondering, are dev downloads always as complete as their regular counterparts?
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2answers
121 views

How can I run the same Linux Installation on my hardware and in a virtual machine?

I've started some development that requires Linux (I'm currently on Ubuntu, but I may switch to Debian), but I still use Windows 7 for my day-to-day computing. I have already tried a dual-boot setup, ...
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1answer
73 views

Better to develop Ruby project on server or buy a faster desktop computer? B/c laptop too slow

I have a Linux laptop (Vostro V13) running a Celeron M chip. This is a fine laptop, but running unit tests especially for Rails applications is slow. I want a faster development environment but I ...
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1answer
263 views

Development Machine SetUp - shifting from Linux to Windows- Host-win7 guest-grml(debian)!

I am liking win7 (using, 7600-RTM), mainly coz of the window-snapping feature, esp the 50%-two windows on the desktop feature. It does increases productivity. Plus at-times have to use word'07 and ...
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How to create a Linux distribution?

Are there any tutorials or books which can help you get started creating a Linux distribution? I can't really find any on the Internet. The distribution doesn't need to have a GUI.