Personal Development Environment Notes

Note: For reference, I'm currently running everything on an Intel NUC10i7FNH with 32 GB of RAM. For web development and the other sorts of nerdery I do, it works for me just fine.

Setting up an Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 install

Setting up Windows 10 in VirtualBox

I mainly use Windows 10 VMs for cross-browser testing, and occasional Creative Cloud and Visual Studio usage, so I don’t spend too much time with customisation and maintenance.

I only use Visual Studio for working on FlippyWindow; Microsoft provide evaluation development environment virtual machines that are perfect for the small amounts of Visual-Studio-ing that I do. (Microsoft also provide virtual machines for testing websites in Internet Explorer 11 and Edge Legacy.)