Setting up my Development Environment

I've finally decided to update to Fedora 17. My development machine is a Windows 7 box, but I much prefer to develop on a Linux box. I run Oracle's VirturalBox. One of the reasons I like to use VirtualBox, is you can create a new virtual machine, install the OS and while you are tweaking your new machine, you still have your old instance available to you.

Once I got Fedora 17 installed, I installed my favorite applications.

Server Applications

  • Apache
  • MySQL Server
  • vsftpd

Desktop Applications

  • LibreOffice/OpenOffice
  • GIMP
  • Thunderbird
  • FileZilla
  • Pidgin
  • Skype


  • Google Chrome
  • FireFox and plugins
    • Web Developer
    • Firebug
    • YSlow
    • lori
    • JSView
    • Restore View Source for FireFox 6+

Development Tools

  • MySQL Workbench
  • Eclipse and plugins
    • EPIC for Perl
    • JSEclipse for JavaScript
    • Subclipse for version control
    • PDT for PHP