I’ve been running my development enviroment in a Virtual Box for a while. Ubuntu in a box on top of Windows 7 (on dual 2.2GHz, 3Gb ram).
Best of both worlds right?
Well it isn’t exactly fast. Here’s a few rough timings:
Windows boot cold to online: 170 seconds
Boot virtuel ubuntu maskine to login: 53 seconds
Start Aptana (in virtual machine): 54 seconds
Start rails (in virtual machine): 35 seconds
So I found my old desktop, which I though had died, but fortunetly it hadden’t, cleaned it up and installed ubuntu(a bit old and slower CPU (dual 1.8GHz, 3Gb Ram)).
Boot ubuntu maskine to login: 50 seconds (about 15 of those are bios)
Start Aptana: 20 seconds
Start rails: 15 seconds
Quite a bit faster – and best of all, it doesn’t seem to lock up all the time, like the Virtual machine did..