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Hey people.

I am thinking of getting a cheap laptop running on a Linux OS.
This would just be for websites I build, to show clients ect, and to give me practice working with websites on a LAMP setting (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

I have a couple of questions first

As I only want to run LAMP and websites, what sort of spec would I need to look for.

If I am running Apache on a Linux Based system, can I make it so as soon as the machine loads, it will be running a mini web server

Can I easily hook up the Laptop to be running as a Mini web server, from my computer (or my boss's machine)

so we can add / edit web files. And view the websites from our MicroSoft Desktop machines.

Cheers guys (and girls)
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if you're going to be running it as a mini web server, i wouldn't suggest getting anything with a sempron or celeron. the reason being they only have 128KB L2 cache and if you were running anything graphical and then tried to access the laptops website while you were doing anything else it wouldn't be very fast in its access time. if anything, stay away from those. i'd suggest no less than 512MB of ram in case you do ever want to revert to the devil and put winblows on it ;)
yes, you can have apache load on startup.
once you plug the laptop into the network, or if theres a wireless network, from the windows machines they can go to http://192.168.#.# (this would be your laptops ip) and they would see the website running on the laptop.
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WHy a laptop for a server, why not get a barebones PC instead?
If its a server I assume its not going to be going far.
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its just a mini server, I would also like it to carry back to the office, and for clients
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darksat wrote:
WHy a laptop for a server, why not get a barebones PC instead?
If its a server I assume its not going to be going far.

yea..he kind of stated it would mainly be used as a portable device.
idk if you caught that part, but thats the impression i was given ;)

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