I just ordered a box from Dell so that I can install Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP on it. I think it’ll be a good investment because I think Linux is a very important OS to learn and get under your belt. Another reason why I want this box is because my current set up with GoDaddy requires for me to access my database via a web-based interface, which is very annoying because of the fact that there are page refreshes, slowness, and time outs.
I think this box is a good investment because it’ll one, increase my understanding of my developer environment, and two, give me quick and response test environment to work off of before deploying my code.
Although I find it sad that this new box cost only a fraction of the price of the PC I built back in 2002 and will perform far better than it, I’m looking forward to it.